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Jury selection begins in trial of former OPD officer Scotty Payne
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Posted at 1:05 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 19:11:13-05
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a former Omaha Police officer.
Scotty Payne turned himself on charges of second-degree assault in June of 2017 stemming from his role in the death of Zachary Bearheels, who died of excited delirium while in police custody.
TIMELINE: Zachary Bearheels case
Bearheels died on June 5, 2017 following a struggle with Payne and fellow officer Ryan McClarty, who was charged with third-degree assault.
Payne and McClarty were shown on video repeatedly punching and stunning Beaheels.
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