MADISON, Wisconsin — State law enforcement officials pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a case that highlighted Wisconsin’s deadly enforcement rule.
Dane County prosecutors said late last year, the Criminal Investigation Service, after investigators determined that Wagner shot Quadren Wilson, who was wanted on various drug charges, during an arrest attempt east of Madison. Agent Mark Wagner has been charged with reckless safety endangerment in the second degree. Side of February 2022.
According to court documents, Wagner shot Wilson twice during the stoppage. Wagner’s lawyer later claimed in court that he did so because Wagner believed Wilson was shooting him.
However, according to an investigation conducted by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Wilson was unarmed at the time of the incident.
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Wagner’s attorneys had previously asked the Dane County District Attorney’s Office to drop charges in the case, but both that request and a request to dismiss the case outright were denied.
Wagner is scheduled to appear in court in late March for a status conference.
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