The trial of a man accused of causing a deadly standoff in downtown Neenah will continue, after he asked for a lawyer Thursday morning.
Forty-eight-year-old Brian Flatoff has been representing himself, after he went through 10 different attorneys since he was charged in December of 2015. He started presenting his defense Thursday morning, and he made the request to Winnebago County Judge John Jorgensen.
One of Flatoff’s last attorneys, Ben Szilagyi, has been Flatoff’s stand-by counsel during the trial, offering advice on various legal issues. Jorgensen ordered Szilagyi to take over as Flatoff’s lawyer.
Prosecutors rested yesterday. They say Flatoff went to Eagle Nation Cycles to try to get a motorcycle back. Two Neenah police officers later shot and killed hostage Michael Funk, after Funk ran outside with a gun.