Hearing Scheduled for Two Fired Omaha Police Officers
Omaha, NE - Two of the four Omaha police officers who were fired amidst an excessive force investigation will have hearings on Monday.
The mayor's office says they will get a chance to tell their side of the story regarding what happened near 33rd and Seward last month. They mayor's office will not say which officers are appealing their termination.
Last week, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer fired the four police officers.
A neighbor shot cell phone video last month when officers responded to a parking dispute. The video shows an officer striking Octavius Johnson. His brother, Jacquez Johnson, tried to take pictures of the incident when he says officers followed him into this house and took his camera. A relative says she was knocked out of her wheelchair in the process.
Meantime, the head of the Omaha City Prosecutor's Office said today he will delay his decision on whether to file charges against the Johnsons.
David Smallheiser said he will wait until the Douglas County Attorney completes his investigation into the officers. He says he has 18 months to file charges against the Johnsons.