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LIBERTY TO FUND OFFICER'S LEGAL DEFENSE, COUNSELING

(Liberty, IN)--Liberty’s Town Council this week passed a resolution connected to a recent police-involved shooting.  Six days ago, Officer Lorenzo Shepler shot and killed 29-year-old Maggie Dickerson when she approached him with a knife.  This week, Council passed a resolution that authorized Shepler to choose an attorney.  It also authorizes the officer to seek mental health counseling at the provider of his choice.  Fees for both would be covered by the town.