Chief Schmaderer addresses internal...

Posted at 5:46 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 18:46:04-05

“I try to be as transparent as possible,” said Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.

On Wednesday, Chief Todd Schmaderer answered as many questions as possible for community and city leaders following the murders of 22-year-old Destacia and two-year-old Kenacia Straughn on Sunday.  That included addressing an internal investigation launched by the department after the mother and daughter were killed and three others were injured.

“I hope that everybody knows if I find wrong doing I will address it,” said Chief Schmaderer. 

Schmaderer says that Omaha Police Officers responded to the townhome of Destacia Straughn twice before responding to the fatal shooting Sunday night.

Police reports indicate that when officers arrived for the first time around 4:30 in the afternoon, Dontevous Loyd was not there.  When they were called to the home again around 7 o’clock for a disturbance, Schmaderer says two officers had contact with both Loyd and Straughn.

“The nature of my internal investigation is to determine what that contact was with the two and what info officers received and what was at the officers’ disposal,” said Chief Schmaderer.

Both officers who responded to the second 911 call have been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.

The Chief wants the public to understand the investigation doesn't necessarily mean the call was handled wrong, the internal investigation is to determine if policies and procedures were followed.