Police sergeants to get extra training after excessive-force probe, officers' firings

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    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: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:00 am

The Omaha Police Department is gearing up to train its 105 sergeants in ethics, leadership and other command duties in the wake of the firing of four officers — including a sergeant — in connection a March incident in north Omaha.

Professionalism in police work “starts with the front-line supervisors,” said Deputy Chief Greg Gonzalez, who oversees training for the department. “We know they are critical to our organization's success.”

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