OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Update 9/17/20
After appearing in court, David Mitchell's bond was set at $1 million.
News Channel Nebraska shared exclusive video of his arrest at Tuesday's City Council meeting with 3 News Now. Watch it above.
Previous story 9/15/20
Omaha Police say 27-year old community activist and city council candidate David Mitchell was arrested Tuesday for sexual assault of a minor.
The incident reportedly occurred in 2014 and police received information in June.
Based on provided evidence, Omaha Police issued an arrest warrant for Mitchell, who was out on bond for a felony burglary charge from 2019.
Mitchell was located on Tuesday, according to police, and booked into Douglas County Corrections for 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Minor and Bond Review.
Besides running for the Omaha District 2 city council seat, Mitchell has been involved in recent protests against racial injustice, including the protests that forced the 11-Worth Cafe to close this past June.
On Tuesday evening, Mitchell posted to his Facebook page, denying the allegations, saying:
These charges one hundred percent false, the system is finding anyway to take me down. I can’t make an comments on the current case for legal reasons.