Grand Jury finds no wrongdoing in Thiele's standoff

A Grand Jury has found that law enforcement did not commit any criminal acts concerning the death of 27-year-old Andy Gonzalez of Alliance during the June 12 standoff at Thiele Pharmacy in downtown Alliance.


Box Butte County Attorney Kathleen Hutchinson says the Grand Jury returned a finding of "No True Bill," which means there is no probable cause to determine a crime was committed by law enforcement.


The Grand Jury convened recently in the Box Butte County District Courtroom to hear testimony regarding the standoff with Gonzalez, who died in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement.


Gonzalez' death ended a 15-hour standoff which resulted in a hostage and three law enforcement officers being wounded. All have recovered from their injuries.


Nebraska law requires a Grand Jury be convened anytime someone dies while in the process of apprehension or in the custody of law enforcement.

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