At forum on race relations, former Omaha police chief advocates training on proper use of force

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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