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Trial delayed for Superior woman hit by officer

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The Superior woman whose January arrest in the parking lot of Keyport Liquor sparked an investigation into a Superior police officer’s use of force won’t be going to trial this month.

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Natasha Nashai Lancour, 28, faces one count of disorderly conduct stemming from the incident. A trial was set to begin July 22 in Douglas County Circuit Court.

Judge Kelly Thimm took the trial off the court calendar Thursday and scheduled a status conference for Oct. 31.

The reason for the delay is no decision has been made regarding the actions of Superior Police Officer George Gothner on the night of the arrest.

The use-of-force investigation was under review by special prosecutor Fred Bourg, the Bayfield County District Attorney. Bayfield County Circuit Court Judge John Anderson sealed the case, and no further information is publicly available.

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