A second Omaha police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave in connection with excessive force allegations stemming from arrests March 21 near 33rd and Seward Streets.
Police said Saturday they have placed a total of two officers on paid leave and temporarily reassigned two others in connection with the incident.
Until Saturday, police had said three officers were the focus of the internal investigation.
Police have not named any of the officers, but The World-Herald learned last week that the first three are Dyea L. Rowland and Matthew C. Worm, who were reassigned, and Bradley D. Canterbury, who is on paid administrative leave.
Police arrested three brothers March 21 in what began as a dispute over the towing of vehicles and escalated into a “help an officer” case.
One of the men, Octavious Johnson, 28, was pulled to the ground by Canterbury, who appears to strike him multiple times, according to a neighbor’s cellphone video of the incident.
Juaquez Johnson, 23, and Demetrius Johnson, 22, also were arrested after several police officers ran after Juaquez into a private residence.
Juaquez had been recording the incident involving Octavious on his phone, according to a family member.
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