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Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death


December 7, 2017

A grand jury has decided that the state of Nebraska should prosecute two former police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

The grand jury met last week in the Douglas County Courthouse and heard evidence presented by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has filed a second-degree assault charge against officer Scotty Payne and a third-degree assault charge against a second officer, Ryan McClarty.


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