The killing of James Scurlock in Omaha last year triggered a local rallying cry amid a national reckoning on race relations and policing after the murder of George Floyd.
Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill dealing with police training. But two other bills, one to establish new penalties for rioting and another to create police oversight boards, failed to advance.
After he received Jake Gardner's death certificate, Douglas County District Judge James Gleason dismissed the grand jury's indictment of Gardner.
“Mr. Kleine has earned the public trust and deserves better from his own party," Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said.
At a Wednesday news conference with state GOP leaders, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine announced he had registered as a Republican.
There's danger lurking ahead, and only part of it is viral, Don Walton writes.
A resolution passed during a meeting Saturday of Nebraska Democrats criticizes Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine for his comments about an Omaha man fatally shot during a Black Lives Matter protest.
“Never have we had a prosecutor so cowardly dehumanize and demoralize a victim,” James Scurlock II said. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine fired back, saying he doesn’t consider Scurlock a victim.
The night James Scurlock was shot and killed by bar owner Jake Gardner, Gardner and other people sat inside his downtown bar with a shotgun and three handguns, discussing how they would deal with looters.
In a stunning development, Jake Gardner — the white bar owner indicted in the killing of a 22-year-old Black man during protests in downtown Omaha — has been found dead near Portland, Oregon.
A grand jury on Tuesday charged Jake Gardner, 38, with four felonies: manslaughter, attempted first-degree assault, making terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony. If convicted, he could face up to 95 years in prison.
Omaha bar owner Jake Gardner has been indicted on four counts, including manslaughter, in connection to the shooting death of James Scurlock during protests May 30.
Under the guidance of a special prosecutor, grand jurors will ask questions, review evidence and determine whether Jake Gardner should face charges in James Scurlock's death.
A committee of the Nebraska Legislature will hold listening sessions in Lincoln and Omaha next week prompted by the violent deaths of George F…
Don Kleine said he personally will file a petition with the presiding judge for a grand jury and a special prosecutor in James Scurlock's death.
Pastor Jarrod Parker says to Omaha mayor and police chief: "You're not listening. And you can't listen, because at the top of the state is a racist governor."
"Justice must be served for George Floyd," the governor said. "And to the folks out there who are hurting, we hear you."
KEARNEY — About 75 people gathered at the Museum of Nebraska Art to kick off a marching protest calling for an end to police brutality and justice for George Floyd.