Maketa retrial hearing date set

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On July 16, we might learn more about whether the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office will retry former Sheriff Terry Maketa on charges left on the table when a jury deadlocked earlier this week. That's when the parties are due in court to discuss how the case will proceed, or if it will. Because the judge's gag order remains in place, prosecutors can't discuss what they'll do at this time. Maketa has long been under fire for his activities as sheriff, starting in 2010 with this report by the Independent ("Star treatment," Cover story, March 11, 2010), and continuing four years later with this Indy report ("Something missing," Cover story, January 29, 2014) about a missing internal affairs file belonging to Sheriff Bill Elder. A media...

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