Police release body worn camera video in deadly shooting

The Omaha Police Department today released body camera video—some but not all—from a deadly shooting last November.

A Black man, Kenneth Jones, was shot and killed by a White police officer during a traffic stop near 27th and Harrison.

[See the police video above]

Just days after the shooting some citizens demanded that the video be released but Police Chief Todd Schmaderer refused, arguing the release would potentially prejudice an upcoming grand jury investigation.

That investigation, which was delayed by pandemic concerns at the county courthouse, was recently completed with the grand jury deciding that there was no wrongdoing by police.

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