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State v. W.J. – Criminal trespass (Police Officer Defendant)

W.J., a law enforcement officer, was involved in a messy divorce.  His ex-wife eventually convinced a judge to issue a restraining order against W.J.  After one year, the restraining order expired and W.J. appeared at the ex-wife's church multiple times.  Each time, the pastor told W.J. not to return.  The final time the pastor told W.J. to leave, W.J. allegedly bumped his chest against the pastor, and asked whether the pastor was going to throw him out.  At trial Mr. Ryczek revealed inconsistent statements among the pastor, and the other four church members that testified against W.J., and the jury found W.J. not guilty of criminal trespass.  He is eligible to reinstate his certification to be a police officer.