2 Omaha police officers fired for handling of 33rd, Seward arrest seek jobs back
A frame grab from a video posted on YouTube shows police officers chasing Juaquez Johnson into a house at 33rd and Seward Streets on March 21, 2013.
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:00 am
Omaha police officers are hitting the streets with a clear directive: Don't interfere with citizens' right to record police action.
The department has refined its policy on the public's use of cameras and video in the wake of a YouTube posting of an arrest that led to the firing of four officers, two of whom are charged with criminal wrongdoing. The March 21 incident highlighted the sometimes contentious terrain that officers and citizens navigate when cameras increasingly capture their interactions.
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Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:00 am.