Trial set for Bismarck counselor accused of hindering police
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Trial has been scheduled for a Bismarck addiction counselor who’s accused of hindering police in a methadone patient’s arrest.
Kiki Schatz faces a misdemeanor charge after refusing to allow police entry into a private opioid treatment clinic in June. Officers were trying to arrest a man for allegedly violating a protection order.
Schatz maintained that she’s obligated under federal law to protect patients’ confidentiality rights.
The Bismarck Tribune reports a jury trial has been scheduled for Oct. 17 in state district court.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com