- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - A judge in Winnebago County has rejected a request for a new attorney from a man accused of taking hostages at a Neenah motorcycle shop.

Brian Flatoff wrote a letter to Judge John Jorgensen recently asking that his public defender be replaced because she didn’t seem to have time for his case and is encouraging him to take a plea agreement. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1rKVd7m ) reports Jorgensen has denied his request to assign a fourth attorney to his case.

Flatoff faces a long list of felony charges for the incident last December at Eagle Nation Cycles. State prosecutors declined to issue any charges against two officers who fatally shot a hostage as he tried to flee. The officers believed hostage Michael Funk was a threat because they had come under fire moments earlier while trying to storm the shop.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

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