Police Abuse

ACLU Sues Omaha, 32 Officers Over Rough Arrest

Octavius Johnson was pulled to the ground and punched by an officer and his house was entered without a warrant

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Omaha, NE — The American Civil Liberties Union is dropping a bombshell announcement. Action 3 News first broadcast exclusive cell phone video from last March of a rough arrest at 33rd and Seward. It shows a police officer pulling Octavius Johnson to the ground and punching him several times. It also shows several officers running into the Johnson home without a search warrant to confiscate video another Johnson brother was recording. Investigators believe officers destroyed that video. What police didn't know, a neighbor was recording the whole thing. That video will now be evidence in a federal lawsuit being filed Monday.