Omaha Police Chief Addresses Excessive Force Incident
Police Chief Todd Schmaderer on Saturday said he will get to the bottom of what happened at 33rd and Seward Thursday night
Chief Schmaderer issued a statement Saturday afternoon, but did not discuss specifics of the incident that was captured by a neighbor on video and put on You Tube. It shows an officer taking a man down to the ground and punches being thrown.
The incident began when officers responded to an on-going parking complaint in the area. Police were preparing to have some vehicles towed for expired tags when they say 28-year-old Octavius Johnson pulled up and approached officers in an aggressive manner.
During his statement Schmaderer says he has added more internal investigators to the case. KFAB News has included Schmaderer's video statement above and the video taped incident below.