Ex-State Trooper Takes Plea Deal In 2018 Shooting

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former state trooper has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in a case that accused her of shooting a 19-year-old man as he ran away after a traffic stop.

Kasha Domingue pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing justice in the 2018 case involving Clifton Dilley, who now uses a wheelchair, news agencies reported. He had been a passenger in a car pulled over for an allegedly illegal U-turn; his federal lawsuit against Domingue is still in court.

Domingue was indicted in late 2020 on charges of aggravated second-degree battery and illegal use of a weapon. She was fired in March 2021.

As part of the plea agreement she agreed never to take another law enforcement job, WBRZ-TV reported. She will be on unsupervised probation for six months, WAFB-TV reported.

The battery charge carried a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, while the weapons charge could have brought up to two years and $1,000.