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Fifth Officer Fired In Excessive Force Investigation

 
Fifth Officer Fired In Excessive Force Investigation

A fifth Omaha police officer has been recommended for termination as a result of the investigation into arrests made last March in which family members claimed officers used excessive force.

The name of the fifth officer to be dismissed has not been released. Two officers, Aaron Von Behren and James Kinsella, were fired and criminally charged. Both have pretrial conferences scheduled for February 6th. Kinsella faces a felony charge of tampering with evidence and two misdemeanor charges. Von Behren faces two misdemeanor charges.

Officers Brad Canterbury and Justin Reeve were also fired.

On Monday, the Johnson family, with help from the ACLU, filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging excessive force and a warrant-less search and seizure were used in response to the incident.

The suit specifically names Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, eight named officers and 24 unnamed officers.

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