Veenstra says that the agreement was his client's call, and that Iverson wants to move on and work on his marriage.
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A police sergeant accused of threatening to kill his family has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Court records show that Alan Iverson, 45, of La Crescent, MN entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct charge with a Domestic Abuse Incident modifier on Tuesday. Another charge was dismissed, and Iverson entered into a diversion agreement with the court. His attorney, Joe Veenstra, says that means both charges would be dismissed if Iverson abides by the conditions of the agreement. Veenstra says Iverson has to finish a domestic abuse assessment, comply with recommended treatment, and "stay out of trouble." He also agreed not to look for a job in law enforcement for two years, although Veenstra says that condition could end after a year.
Iverson is a patrol sergeant with the La Crosse Police Department. Investigators say he threatened his wife after she told him she wanted a divorce in February. Police later found a gun in his car. The department placed Iverson on paid leave after prosecutors filed the charges. Veenstra says Iverson is now trying to work out a potential resignation agreement with the department. On Wednesday, City Attorney Stephen Matty told WEAU 13 News he is anticipating that there will be a signed separation agreement between Iverson and the city as soon as the end of this week.