Former Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren vividly remembers north Omaha buildings and buses burning in June 1969 after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed 14-year-old girl. It’s something he never wants to see again. Vivian Strong, the African-American girl, was shot by a white officer near her home in the Logan Fontenelle housing project as she and a crowd of onlookers watched police investigate a store break-in. The shooting triggered five days of rioting. “We here in Omaha hope and pray that we never have to revisit an experience like that again,” Warren said. Read more.
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