State Trooper Pleads Not Guilty in Bar Fight

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper has pleaded not guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct after she's accused of exercising authority while she was off-duty at a Merrill tavern.

Court document say Trooper Jennifer Latzig was at Humphrey's Bar on Dec. 28 when she suspected some of the patrons were under the age 21.

According to the police incident report, Latzig asked to see the ID's of two women and then showed them her badge. One of the women told police Latzig was harassing her, and she threw a drink in Latzig's face to get away. Latzig also told investigators she was struck in the face. Following the incident Latzig stated she was fine, and did not wish to press charges.

Latzig also admitted to grabbing the woman's hair after the drink was thrown her face. Latzig said she was blinded by the drink and grabbed the closest person to her.

Court documents state the trooper submitted to preliminary breath test, which had a result of .210.

No one else was charged as result of the incident.

Latzig is free on a $1,000 signature bond. She'll return to court on March 27 for a clerical court proceeding.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus