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Ex-Bellevue police officer charged in wife's 2018 death

Posted at 12:48 PM, Sep 10, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former suburban Omaha police officer has been charged in the 2018 shooting death of his girlfriend in which he claimed she shot herself.

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report 54-year-old Craig Wiech turned himself in Tuesday on a warrant charging him with tampering with physical evidence in the Aug. 26, 2018, death of 48-year-old Carrie Brown. Investigators say physical evidence indicates that Brown's body had been moved and manipulated after she was shot before police arrived at her home near 189th and L Streets.

Wiech had been a Bellevue police officer at the time of the shooting. He was placed on administrative leave until he resigned in February 2019.