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Jury selection begins in trial of former OPD officer Scotty Payne
Posted: 1:05 PM, Nov 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-26 19:11:13-05
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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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