Officer Aaron Pennington had been fired after the violent arrest of Robert Wagner was caught on video tape at Creighton University Medical Center
An arbitrator has ordered the Omaha Police Department to reinstate a 30-year-old officer involved in a violent arrest that was caught on video.
An arbitrator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service ruled that the city didn't have just cause to fire Officer Aaron Pennington.
Pennington and Officer Jackie Dolinsky were involved in the arrest of Robert Wagner outside Creighton University Medical Center in May 2011. An arbitrator overruled the city in her case, too, and ordered her reinstated.
Wagner later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of attempted assault of a police officer.
Police say Wagner was causing a disturbance and hit an officer who tried to handcuff him. A security camera showed officers forcefully taking Wagner into custody.