MASON CITY, Iowa – The retrial of a former Forest City police officer has been set for October 29.
Thaddeus Ellenbecker was convicted in 2012 of setting fire to the Forest City Police Station and stealing a weapon from a fellow officer. The Iowa Court of Appeals reversed that conviction this past May, ruling that Ellenbecker had been questioned by law enforcement without being advised of his Miranda rights.
At a Tuesday hearing in Floyd County, a second trial on the charges was scheduled. Ellenbecker is currently free after paying $6,000 in bail.