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Public ask for police reform from Nebraska legislature

Posted at 9:16 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 21:20:26-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — This morning is another chance to let Nebraska lawmakers know what you think about police and race relations.

The Lincoln session will be held today at NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Station. The event will be live-streamed on NET and broadcast live on NET World according to the the State Senate Judiciary Committee.

It comes after the Judiciary Committee met Monday in Omaha for hearings about law enforcement and racial equity.

The meetings were sparked by recent protests in Omaha and Lincoln.

In Omaha, several people talked about changes they want to see.

Recent Senate candidate Alisha Shelton talked about the impact of getting maced at age 13.

"I now have PTSD; it has taken a year to be comfortable, as a woman with two masters degrees, to be comfortable around police officers," she said.

Others said all officers should be psychologically tested.

They also want them to bring back Omaha's Police Auditor position and review of police department budgets.

Learn more about the sessions here.