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Jury selection begins in trial of former WHP Sergeant Gabriel Testerman

(Photo from the Laramie County Sheriff's Office)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Jury selection began on Monday, Jan. 29 in the trial of former Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Gabriel Testerman, with the court setting aside five days for the proceedings. The trial, marked by multiple continuations and sealed documents, aims to maintain fairness and protect those involved.

Testerman’s arrest on Aug. 30, 2022, came as a result of an investigation led by the Cheyenne Police Department. The charges against him include three counts of inflicting sexual intrusion on a victim.

The WHP, having been notified of the investigation on May 2, 2022, acted swiftly by placing Testerman on administrative leave.

“The trooper was immediately removed from service and placed on administrative leave pending the investigation,” an earlier press release by the WHP states.

This trial has encountered several delays, initially scheduled for Jan. 10, 2023, then postponed to March 13 and again to Aug. 28. The latest continuation, decided on Aug. 2, has led to the current Jan. 29, 2024, start date.