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Monday, December 24, 2007

[WI] As if cop Riedel never ran over girlfriend Officer Sonya Flower

From last week's news:
...Riedel avoids conviction for criminal acts and is considered innocent... Successful completion of the [secret] agreement leaves Riedel with the option of working in law enforcement again. Flower said Riedel is working as a Hillsboro policeman...

This recent article below doesn't mention that Sonya Flower - who was left in the road [to die?] after being run over - was a Stoughton police officer at the time of the CRIME, and formerly had been a Sauk County jail deputy. It doesn't mention that it was her liver that was lacerated, or that more than her rib cage was bruised. The article doesn't mention that Columbia County District Attorney Jane Kohlwey HAS DENIED that the "confidential" [SECRET] agreement was [obviously] orchestrated to preserve Riedel being a cop. [Did he ever STOP being a cop? He's one now.] Was the agreement that Riedel would read devotionals before breakfast or run around the block twice? YOU AND I will almost certainly never know. Back in July Sonya Flowers said, "I felt like I was run over in December of 2005, and I've felt pretty run over by the justice system for the last four months." [Sonya, this injustice to you effects many of us, letting us know how far there is to go.] I would like to thank the reporter for pointing items out that many reporters would have failed to mention, letting the reader realize aspects of the injustice on their own - like Riedel got this sweet deal without even having to admit that he did anything at all. I would ask now that a reporter [FINALLY] do a story on Sonya, instead of all the stories revolving around Riedel and his job. THAT CONTINUES to be the only angle the media seems to be able to see.

Riedel is only half the story.

Former deputy free of charges
Baraboo News Republic, WI
By Brian D. Bridgeford
Dec 20, 2007
A former Sauk County Sheriff's Department deputy charged with fleeing an accident after running over his girlfriend has successfully completed a deferred prosecution agreement and is free of all charges. An order by Columbia County Circuit Court Judge James Miller dismissing all charges against David Riedel... Riedel's former girlfriend, Sonya Flower, said they returned to a Lake Delton hotel after attending a party and were having an argument. She was trying to be dramatic, Flower said, when she laid down in back of Riedel's truck to stop him from leaving as he began to drive away. His back tires rolled over her accidentally and Riedel pulled off her immediately, However, instead of assisting her he drove off. Flower said she had to crawl to the hotel's lobby for help after suffering lacerations to her internal organs and damage to her rib cage... Columbia County District Attorney Jane Kohlwey worked out a deferred prosecution agreement with him... If Riedel avoided further legal trouble and fulfilled the requirements of the agreement, the charge of hit and run with great bodily harm would be dismissed. Unlike many such agreements, Riedel did not have to enter a plea in court. The specific requirements he had to fulfill to have the case dismissed were not put on the public record... Resolution of the case will leave him with a record of having been charged and having participated in a deferred prosecution agreement, but Riedel avoids conviction for criminal acts and is considered innocent... Successful completion of the agreement leaves Riedel with the option of working in law enforcement again. Flower said Riedel is working as a Hillsboro policeman. Calls to the Hillsboro Police Department requesting clarification have not been returned. Riedel hung up without making any comment when called at his home Wednesday evening.


  1. To Cloud Writer,

    I am a reporter with The Capital Times in Madison Wisconsin. I'm writing an article about officer-invovled domestic abuse and would like to know more about you and how you come upon the stories you post. As you likely know, it is difficult to get accurate numbers from departments. Would like to hear from you.

    Jessica VanEgeren

  2. my folder list:

    mi milwaukee police officer lelinski attack on woman
    wi alderman mcgee dv and perjury
    wi atty dalebroux and roschelle murder suicide
    wi chief bungartz flips intercepting ppo violation arrest_2007
    wi chief lynch domestic fight angers sheriff_2007
    wi chief wegener_armed and entering while intoxicated 1.txt
    wi chief wegener_armed and entering while intoxicated.txt
    wi deputy hutchins shoots gfs face n 12yo girl_hx_2008
    wi deputy peterson kills 6_is also dead_2007
    wi deputy riedel cop on cop_da destroy agrmnt_2005-08
    wi det andrews fired high paid batterer
    wi det maloney found guilty of killing wife sandra
    wi detective hahn_2 women get restraining orders
    wi ex jailer farberg stalking cop wife n cop bf with technology_2008
    wi ex sgt zimmerman cleared of gf murder_2005
    wi fire lt underkofler_disappearance of his 4 kids_2007
    wi firefighter lenard dv gun w silencer incident_2006.txt
    wi galesville officer brudos
    wi green bay officer fietzer
    wi officer alexis west dv on wife_son_milwaukee pd
    wi officer andrew smith armed drunk dv_2006
    wi officer brudos dv plea deal lets him keep job.txt
    wi officer capati_tactical elite_arrested for dv
    wi officer fuhrman beat his cop wife badly_milwaukeepd_2008
    wi officer henderson dv dismissed_still fired
    wi officer laura walker assaults lovers ex husband_2007
    wi officer lee attempted murder of wife charge_2007
    wi officer nechodom can felony stalk if he wants
    wi officer olson_stalking threatening wife
    wi officer simpson charged with beating gf_2006
    wi officer wagners gun dv_gets probation
    wi officer west drunk dv on family with hammer
    wi officer xiongs wife fears for familys lives_2007
    wi officers wagner and quigley
    wi police chief bob breidenbach dv
    wi police chief bob breidenbach dv.txt
    wi police officer kroning arrested_suspended_2005.txt
    wi police standards and union officer lelinski rape charge
    wi punchy officer finnigan
    wi sheriff nehls sister in law kicked 50 times_2007
    wi town supervisor stadler domestic charge_lisbon_2007
    wi unnamed ex officer points gun at family member_2005.txt
    wi unnamed officer arrested for dv april 2005.txt


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