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OPD front-desk officer reassigned after video posted online

Internal investigation opened
Posted at 11:59 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 13:17:09-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Sunday, a YouTube user posted a video of an Omaha Police officer working at the front desk of their downtown headquarters. During an exchange, in which the person recording the video asked for a complaint form, the officer turned on his strobing flashlight and began pointing it at the YouTube user's camera. Today, the officer has been reassigned and an internal investigation has been opened by Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer.

OPD shared the news in a series of tweets:

Omaha City Council Member Ben Gray tells us he doesn't know what happened before and after the video, that he will let the internal investigation happen and is confident they will make a proper determination.