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‘Cops’ Film Crew Member Killed By ‘Friendly Fire’ During Armed Robbery

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.

08/28/2014

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Police Union Under Fire For ‘Thug Cycle’ Video Post Of African-American Child

The Omaha Police Officers’ Association is being criticized for recording a video of an African-American toddler using extreme profanity and repeated racial slurs as evidence of the “thug cycle” affecting children in the area.

01/08/2014

File photo of a crime scene. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Police: Dad Killed During Standoff After Using 3-Year-Old Son As Human Shield

Omaha police say the shotgun used by a man killed in a New Year’s Day standoff was unloaded, but he posed an imminent threat by using his 3-year-old son as a human shield.

01/02/2013

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