Nebraska AG declines to prosecute former State Sen. Groene
LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - The Nebraska State Attorney General’s office confirmed to NCN news partner WOWT Channel 6 on Thursday that it will not be prosecuting former State Sen. Mike Groene.
The attorney general's office said in a statement:
“Our office prosecutors have reviewed the investigation completed by the Nebraska State Patrol. It has been determined that there is insufficient information to warrant a criminal prosecution."
Groene, who represented the North Platte area, resigned his position in the Unicameral in February after a complaint of workplace harassment had been filed with the state by a longtime aide to the state senator, who told local media she had found photos of herself on Groene’s computer, including close-ups of “provocative body parts.”
State lawmakers then called for a formal investigation, which was conducted by the Nebraska State Patrol.