Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer will hold a press conference Friday morning to update the community on his department's investigation into allegations of excessive force by officers involved in the recent arrest of three brothers.
The press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at police headquarters. Police provided no further details about the investigation or what will be discussed.
But The World-Herald has previously learned the names of the offices at the center of the investigation.
They include three who were placed on paid administrative leave: commander Sgt. Aaron P. Von Behren, a 15-year department veteran, and one-time recipient of the department's life-saving award; and Officers James T. Kinsella and Bradley D. Canterbury.
Two other officers, Dyea L. Rowland and Matthew C. Worm, were reassigned while the investigation was under way.
The investiation grew out of a March 21 incident at 33rd and Seward Streets. Police were responding to a disturbance involving parking violations, and a neighbor caught police on a videotape. The video later was posted on YouTube.
Police say 28-year-old Octavious Johnson became combative after his car screeched to a halt in front of officers investigating cars parked curbside with expired plates.
The video shows Johnson being taken down, handcuffed and apparently struck multiple times by an officer.
Officers also can be heard on the video yelling at Johnson's brother, Juaquez Johnson, who was on the sidewalk and yelling at officers. He also was recording the incident, a family member has said.
After Juaquez Johnson went inside a nearby house, several officers followed him and placed him under arrest on suspicion of obstruction. A third brother, Demetrius Johnson, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police and for having an outstanding warrant.
Sharee Johnson, the men's mother, has obtained a form to file a misconduct allegation against the Police Department, but it was unclear Monday whether she had filed the formal complaint.