Fatal shooting of Kenneth Jones sparks Protest at Omaha Police Headquarters

The fatal shooting of a man by Omaha police sparked a protest outside police headquarters on Friday evening.
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The fatal shooting of a Black man by two Omaha police officers (above named as officers Dan Faulkner and Richard Martier) sparked a protest outside police headquarters on Friday evening.

Omaha police arrested two people and gave three people citations, and tear gas was fired near 15th and Howard Streets, just north of Central Police Headquarters.

The protesters called on police to release video footage of the shooting death of Kenneth Jones, 35, who was shot by Omaha police during a traffic stop Thursday night.

Police said Friday in a press release that Jones reached for a gun that he had in his waistband before he was shot.

Peyton Zyla, a ProBLAC organizer, said that “until (police) prove that they didn’t murder a Black man, we’re not shutting up — not one bit.”

Bear Alexander, also of ProBLAC, called on police to release the names of the officers involved and for the formation of an independent review board.

Read rest of story here.

Editor's Note: The two officers have now been named as: Richard Martier, age 31 and Dan Faulkner, age 29.

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