Family sues Omaha police chief, 32 officers over Seward Street arrests

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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:19 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

The Omaha family involved in a series of controversial arrests last March has filed a federal lawsuit against Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and the 32 officers who were at the scene during the incident.

Octavius, Juaquez and Demetrius Johnson, along with their mother, Sharee Johnson, and aunt Sharon Johnson, are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU argues that the March 21 arrests near 33rd and Seward Streets, which followed a call about a parking dispute, involved excessive force and search and seizure without a warrant.

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