Former OPD officer Scotty Payne has hearing, will face trial

Posted at 6:52 AM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 07:52:49-04

Scotty Payne, a former Omaha Police officer involved in the death of Zachary Bearheels, will stand trial. 

Payne is charged with one count of felony assault after using his stun gun a dozen times on Bearheels. 

During a Monday hearing, another Omaha Police officer testified that Payne's use of the stun gun was unjustified. 

There is no word on when his trial will begin.