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Constable charged in shooting rejects plea deal

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A constable charged with shooting a suspected shoplifter rejected a plea deal.

On Thursday Constable David Whitlock turned down a plea deal offered to him by prosecutors.

Whitlock is charged with shooting a suspected shoplifter, Tammie Ortiz, at the Walmart in Pleasure Ridge Park in November 2011.

If Whitlock had taken the deal and pleaded guilty to assault under extreme emotional disturbance he would have gone into a diversion program, resulting in no jail time. As long as he followed the rules the current charged would be dropped. However, it would also mean he couldn't serve as a constable.

Now that Whitlock has rejected the deal the case will go to trial.

No word yet on when that trial will begin.

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