State trooper pleads not guilty in shooting that left man paralyzed
BATON ROUGE - A state trooper arrested in an on-duty shooting that left a person paralyzed has pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges filed against her.
Kasha Domingue was indicted last year on charges of illegal use of a weapon and aggravated second-degree battery stemming from a traffic stop in July 2018 where Domingue pulled over Clifton Dilley, then 19.
On Friday, Domingue pleaded not guilty to those charges in state court.
A federal civil lawsuit alleges Domingue used her police radio to dispatch with a certain code indicating she used her Taser, but had instead shot Dilley. The suit claims the trooper "proceeded to fabricate a completely false account of the shooting."
Neither Domingue's dashboard camera nor her body camera recorded the encounter.
The shooting left Dilley paralyzed, and Domingue was placed on desk duty immediately after the incident.
Since her indictment in October, Domingue was placed on paid leave. She was booked into jail briefly and released on bond.
Kevin Reeves, who was State Police superintendent at the time, said the agency cooperated fully with the local district attorney's office investigation.
The date of her next court appearance was not available as of Friday evening.