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Former police officer on trial for death of Native man


November 28, 2018

OMAHA, Nebraska -- The trial of a former police officer accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died last year began in a courtroom here on Monday.

Lawyers for the state of Nebraska and for Scotty Payne began jury selection in Douglas County Court, a process expected to take two or three days. His trial is expected to last about two weeks. No one else was allowed in the courtroom Monday.


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