Doffing's lawyer: 'This isn't even a criminal offense'
Hastings Police Officer Rene Doffing, who has been charged with misdemeanor theft, has retained Paul Engh as his attorney.
Engh issued a statement for Doffing on Tuesday.
"In an era of scarce resources, Officer Doffing has been charged with permanently taking an object that cost nothing and never left the restaurant," Engh said. "This isn't even a criminal offense, it's trivial.