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Albany County Attorney explains review process for incident involving Redle

Albany County Attorney explains review process for incident involving Redle

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — It is not uncommon that a county attorney or prosecuting attorney is faced with conflicts of interest within their communities — what isn't as common is when the incident involves elected officials. To that end, a Dec. 11 incident involving Sheridan County Attorney Matt Redle is under review by the Albany County Attorney's office, according to both the Sheridan Police Department and Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent. According to the Sheridan Police Department, on Dec. 11, Redle allegedly threw a coffee cup at and/or kicked at Sheridan Advocacy and Resource Center Executive Director Bonnie Young. "There is obviously a conflict of interest here," Sheridan Police Lieutenant Tom Ringley said to Dally in December. "But we are treating this like any other incident." Trent, the Albany County Attorney, said it is not uncommon that a county attorney or prosecuting attorney to be faced with conflicts of interest within their communities. "When that occurs, the community will seek out special counsel to review the offense and determine whether charges are appropriate," Trent said, emphasizing that no such determination has been made in the Dec. 11 incident involving Redle. "This would be treated no differently, when you have an incident involving the county attorney," Trent said. "From the review, I will make a determination whether there is sufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges." #dally #news