An Oct. 26 trial date was set in Lucas County Common Pleas Court yesterday for an Ottawa Hills police officer who was charged with shooting a motorcyclist during a traffic stop.
Thomas White, 27, is charged with felonious assault with a gun specification.
He faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted.
The officer is charged with shooting Michael McCloskey of Maumee during a May 23 traffic stop. Mr. McCloskey, who was stopped for speeding, is paralyzed from the waist down after his spine was severed by the bullet, authorities said.
Officer White is a part-time officer who also works as a part-time dispatcher for the village. He remains on medical leave pending the outcome of the case.