Attorney Don Kleine to files assault charges against 2 officers


TO DOUGLAS COUNTY ATTORNEY DON KLEIN DON: I WANT TO DISCUSS THE INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED AT 16TH AND CENTER STREETS IN OMAHA DEALING WITH THE INTERACTION OF ZACHARY BEARHEELS WITH MEMBERS OF THE OMAHA POLICE DEPARTMENT

I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO ALLOW THE VIEWING OF PORTIONS OF RELEVANT VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE OMAHA POLICE DEPARTMENT REGARDING THIS INCIDENT AT THIS TIME, I DON'T INTEND TO GIVE OUT COPIES OF THIS VIDEO THIS IS NOT THE ONLY VIDEO OR AUDIO THAT APPLIES TO THIS CASE THERE'S SEVERAL DIFFERENT CREWS ARE CAMERAS INVOLVED SOME AUDIO

I THINK THE VIDEO YOU WILL SEE IS THE MOST PERTINENT OR RELEVANT TO WHAT WE MAY TALK ABOUT THIS MORNING I'M NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU COPIES OF THIS ONCE WE PLAY IT POLICE OFFICERS ARE PLACED IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS IN THE JOB THEY DO TO KEEP THE PEACE AND PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CITIZENS OF OUR COMMUNITY IT'S A DAUNTING TASK IN TODAY'S SOCIETY, HOWEVER, WHILE THEY ARE IN THAT POSITION, THEY ARE CAPABLE OF MAKING SERIOUS MISTAKES IN THEIR ENCOUNTERS WITH CITIZENS OUR LAWS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SHOULD PROTECT THOSE THAT ARE MOST VULNERABLE, PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS

IN THIS ENCOUNTER, IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JUNE 5, TO ZACHAR BEARHEELS COMMITTED NO CRIME HE WAS A HUMAN BEING SUFFERING FROM A SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS THAT WAS OBVIOUS TO ANYONE WHO WAS IN CONTACT WITH HIM THE ISSUE THAT PRESENTS ITSELF IN THIS CASE IS WHETHER THE OFFICERS' USE OF FORCE WAS JUSTIFIED IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE, OR WAS IT A CRIME ZACHARY BEARHEELS, AS YOU WILL SEE ON THE VIDEO, WA HANDCUFFED , DRAGGED BY HIS HAIR, SHOCKED WITH AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND PUNCHED REPEATEDLY AFTER MEDICS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE, HE PASSED AWAY

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES TO THE BEARHEELS FAMILY AN AUTOPSY WAS PERFORMED BY A BOARD CERTIFIED FRIENDS AND PATHOLOGIST TOXICOLOGY REPORT SHE RECEIVED SHOWED THAT THERE WERE NO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES IN A SYSTEM THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS ATTRIBUTED TO EXCITED DELIRIUM THE DOCTOR STATED THE SPECIFIC ACTIONS OF THE OFFICERS ARE NOT, BY THEMSELVES, PROXIMATE CAUSE OF ZACHARY BEARHEELS' DEATH

BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THOSE EARLY MORNIN HOURS, THERE'S UNDERSTANDABLY A GREAT AMOUNT OF EMOTION INVOLVED THAT BEING SAID, I RESPONSIBILITY IS TO DETERMINE FROM THE FACTS AND THE EVIDENCE IF A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED AND A LAW HAS BEEN VIOLATED OUR RESPONSIBILITY IN THAT AREA IS ONLY WITH REGARD TO THE CRIMINAL, NOT CIVIL RESPONSIBILITY THE LA PROVIDES IN CASES INVOLVING THE DEATH OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN CUSTODY OR ATTEMPTING TO BE APPREHENDED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, SHALL BE A GRAND JURY THE LAW PROVIDES THE COUNTY ATTORNEY SHALL CHARGE — THAT COUNTY'S JURISDICTION

I DON'T TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY LIGHTLY AND HAVE REVIEWED THE EVIDENCE IN THIS CASE, AND WILL FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES PRIOR TO A GRAND JURY BEING CALLED BASED ON THE EVIDENCE, THE FACTS , AND LAW IN THIS CASE, WE ARE CHARGING SCOTTY PAYNE WITH SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT, WHICH IS INTENTIONALLY OR KNOWINGLY CAUSING BODILY INJURY TO ANOTHER PERSON WITH A DANGEROUS INSTRUMENT IN THIS CASE, WHAT IS REFERRED TO AS A TASER THAT IS A FELONY AND CARRIES UP TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON

WE ARE CHARGING RHINO CLARITY WITH THIRD-DEGREE ASSAULT — RYAN TH RECKLESSLY CAUSING BODILY INJURY TO ANOTHER PERSON A CLASS ONE MISDEMEANOR AND CARRIES UP TO ONE YEAR IN PRISON AND/OR A $1000 FINE IN AN EFFORT TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AS I CAN ABOUT THIS CASE, WE WILL REVIEW RELEVANT PORTIONS OF THE VIDEO PROVIDED BY THE OMAHA POLICE DEPARTMENT CRUISER CAMS AT THAT LOCATION THAT EVENING I WILL EXPLAIN WHO IS IN THE VIDEO FOR YOU WHEN WE GET TO THAT POINT

WITH THE FIRST PORTION YOU WERE GOING TO SEE IS THE INITIAL ENCOUNTER OFFICE HAD IT'S ABOUT 12:40 JUNE 5 2017 AT 60TH AND CENTER STREETS THE PARTIES YOU WILL SEE — GO AHEAD ZACHARY BEARHEELS IS THE INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE

YOU WILL SEE HIM APPROACHED BY S OFFICERSTRDL — OFFICER STRUDL AND OFFICER MOSBY >> REVIEW WIT — WHERE DO YOU LIVE? YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING? DO YOU HAVE AN ID? WE WANT YOU TO TELL US WHAT'S GOING ON WHY ARE YOU WHISPERING? MR KLEINE THERE'S SOME TIME THAT TAKES PLACE THERE'S CONTACT — THEY TRY AND HAVE MOM TALKED TO R BEARHEELS ON THE PHONE — MR

BEARHEELS ON THE PHONE HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON THAT TAKES SOME TIME WE WILL FAST-FORWARD IT TO HE IS IN THE BACK OF THE CRUISER, THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE HIM TO THE BUS STATION THE OFFICER COMES IN TO PUT A SEATBELT ON HIM AND THAT IS WHEN HE LEAVES THE CRUISER

THIS OCCUR — >> STAY IN THE CAR NO, NO, NO MR KLEINE THE DOORS OPEN ON THAT RIGHT PASSENGER SIDE THERE IS A CAMERA VIEW BACK FROM THAT

WE WILL PICK UP THAT THEY GO OUT OF THE PHOTOGRAPH, THERE IS A SCUFFLE THEY ARE TRYING TO GET HIM BACK TO THE CAR THE NEXT THING YOU ARE GOING TO SEE IS OFFICER THE CLARITY — OFFICER TH DRANK THEM BACK TO THE FEMALE OFFICER THERE SCOTTY PAYNE, ALSO THERE

YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE IT, SCOTTY PAYNE HAS THE TASER DEVICE HE DEPLOYS THE TASER 12 TIMES FROM 1:28 TO 1:43 AM AND YOU WILL SEE WHAT TAKES PLACE HE IS PLACED SITTING AGAINST THE REAR TIRE OF THE CRUISER

[INDISCERNIBLE] >> WHY CAN'T YOU JUST GET IN THE CAR? [INDISCERNIBLE] >> ARE YOU GOING TO GET IN THE CAR? [INDISCERNIBLE] MR KLEINE: AFTER THE LAST TAS ING, HE SLIPS A CUFF THAT IS WHAT OFFICER MCCLARTY GETS INVOLVED WITH THIS PORTION OF IT AND BEGINS TO USE STRIKES THAT IS OFFICER MCCLARTY [INDISCERNIBLE] MR

KLEINE: HE IS N BREATHING HE'S PRONOUNCED DEAD THAT IS WHERE THINGS ARE AT MR PAYNE TERMS OF AND I BELIEVE FRIDAY MORNING

UPON SETTING ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON MR CLARITY WILL RECEIVE A CITATION — MR MCCLARTY WILL RECEIVE A CITATION FOR SALT AND WE WILL PROCEED FROM THERE ANY QUESTIONS? >> CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARRIVED AT THESE CHARGES FOR THESE OFFICERS? WHY NOT SECOND-DEGREE MURDER? FIRST-DEGREE MURDER? MR

KLEINE: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THESE OFFICERS INTENTIONALLY KILLED EXACTLY BEARHEELS — KILLED ZACHARY BEARHEELS AS I SAID, THE DOCTOR WOULD SAY SHE COULD NOT SAY TO A REASONABLE DEGREE OF MEDICAL CERTAINTY THERE IS A CAUSE BETWEEN WHAT THE OFFICERS DID AND HIS CAUSE OF DEATH, EXCITED DELIRIUM THAT BEING THE CASE, WE WANTED — THE QUESTION W, WHERE THE JUSTIFIED IN DOING WHAT THEY DID AS FAR AS USING DEPLOYMENT TASER OR THE STRIKES WE BELIEVE THE EVIDENCE SHOWS NO >> NOT EVEN MANSLAUGHTER? MR

KLEINE CERTAINLY, WE LOOKED AT ALL THE LAWS THAT IS OUR JOB BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PROXIMATE CAUSE FOR THE ACTION WITH REGARD TO THE DEATH OF THE INDIVIDUAL HE COULD HAVE DIED FROM EXCITED DELIRIUM WITHOUT ANY ONE OF THESE FACTORS, AS FAR AS THE STRIKES, THE USE OF THE TASER AND THERE'S NOTHING THAT SHE CAN POINT TO WITH REGARD TO THE BLOWS YOU OBSERVED, THERE IS NO SWELLING OF THE BRAIN, NO CONTUSIONS OF THE BRAIN

SOME ABRASIONS TO HIS FACE BUT THERE IS NOT A SIGNIFICANT INJURY THAT COMES FROM THAT >> ZACHARY — ZACHARY BEARHEELS COULD DIE SPONTANEOUSLY ON HIS OWN? MR KLEINE: I'M NOT GOING TO ARGUE ABOUT THIS THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT

THE PENALTY WITH REGARD TO MANSLAUGHTER IS THE SAME AS SECOND-DEGREE ASSAULT WE DON'T HAVE CAUSATION FROM A MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE, AND WE HAVE A BOARD CERTIFIED FRIENDS AND BIOLOGIST CAUSATION IS NOT THE — CERTIFIED FORENSIC BIOLOGIST WHO SAYS THE CAUSATION IS NOT THERE IT IS ABOUT THIS STATE OF EXCITED DELIRIUM HE WAS IN, AND WE CAN'T PINPOINT ANY ONE OF THOSE FACTORS TO BE A CAUSE OF DEATH THAT IS MY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE DOCTOR >> THIS IS THE FIRST TIME OMAHA POLICE OFFICERS IN CHARGE WHILE ON DUTY? MR

KLEINE: IT IS NOT IF I REMEMBER RIGHT, JIM JANSEN WHEN HE WAS COUNTY ATTORNEY CHARGED OFFICER CRUZ IN THE DEATH OF AN INDIVIDUAL IT NEVER RESULTED IN A TRIAL OR ANYTHING, BUT I THINK THERE WAS A CHARGE FILED AT THE TIME WE'VE HAD OTHER OFFICERS WE HAD TO FILE CASES ON WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT OR THEFT CASE LIKE THAT WITH THIS KIND OF CASE, A DEATH THAT OCCUR, AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE POLICE, IT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT WE HAVE IN THIS TIME OF BEST THIS TYPE OF SITUATION

WE FILED OTHER CASES WITH REGARD TO OFFICERS SOME CHARGES FILED SOME CHARGES FILED ALSO WITH REGARD TO CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES OF THE JAIL WHEN SOMEBODY DIED BACK IN THE JAIL IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME EVER, BUT IN THIS SITUATION IT IS I REALLY CAN'T GO INTO DETAILS ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION OR WHAT THEY SAID IN THE COURSE OF AN INTERVIEW

>> [INDISCERNIBLE] MR KLEINE: THERE HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTS TO INTERVIEW THEM I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO DETAIL AS TO WHAT THEY SAID OR IF THEY WERE INTERVIEWED, BUT THERE WERE CERTAINLY ATTEMPTS >> WHY DID YOU FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT TO RELEASE THE VIDEO IN THIS CASE? MR KLEINE I BELIEVE IN, AS MUCH AS WE CAN, TRANSPARENCY, SO THE PUBLIC IS AWARE OF WHAT TOOK PLACE AND WHAT IS THE BASIS FOR DECISION-MAKING THAT WE HAVE

THERE'S A LOT OF EMOTIONS INVOLVED IN THIS CASE AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH FACTS AND EVIDENCE THAT IS PART OF THE EVIDENCE IN THE CASE AND I THINK THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW THERE IS A BALANCING PROCESS >> CITY EMPLOYEES WHO RELEASED THIS VIDEO, WHY RELEASE JUST THIS PORTION? MR KLEINE: WE CAN PLAY PROBABLY AND HOUR AND A HALF VIDEO BUT IT DOES NOT SHOW ANYTHING

I THINK I HAVE TO BALANCE FROM OUR PERSPECTI — I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT, THE RELEVANT PORTIONS WE SAW >> WHO DECIDED THE MOST RELEVANT PORTIONS? MR KLENE: I DID WE REVIEWED ALL THE VIDEO IN THIS CASE WE HAVE A HUGE STACK OF INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS IN THIS CASE

WE'VE TALKED TO EXPERTS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS WITH REGARD TO WHAT HAPPENED HERE SO THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT >> THESE PORTIONS ARE RELEVANT TO THE BASIS OF THIS DECISION? MR KLEINE: I TALKED TO MR LEMAIRE A WHILE BACK HE WAS GOING TO HAVE — I WILL BE HAPPY TO SIT DOWN WITH THEM

I HAVE AT CONTACT WITH A PERSON THAT SAID THEY WERE A FAMILY SPOKESPERSON AND VISITED WITH HIM ON THE PHONE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON BUT I WOULD LIKE TO VISIT FAMILY MYSELF >> HOW DOES THE GRAND JURY SITUATION PLAY OUT? MR KLEINE THERE WAS A GRAND JURY SET FOR SEPTEMBER 26 THAT I DID NOT FEEL WAS APPROPRIATE TO A FOR THE GRAND JURY I THINK IT IS SOMEWHAT MOOT

THE GRAND JURY DOES NOT HAVE TO MAKE DECISION HERE THERE'S OTHER CASES, BUT WHETHER THEY WILL BE PRESENTED THIS CASE , WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT THAT >> WATCH SEXY MOST OF THE VIDEO? MR KLEINE: I DON'T WANT TO COMMENT MUCH ABOUT A PENDING CASE I — >> WHAT IS THE MOST STRIKING PART OF THE VIDEO? MR

KLEINE: THIS IS AN ENCOUNTER WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WHO COMMITTED NO CRIMES, SUFFERING FROM A MENTAL ILLNESS UNFORTUNATELY, WE SEE WHAT HAPPENED >> BECAUSE OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY ATTORNEYS LONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THE OMAHA POLICE, DON'T YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO ASK THE NEBRASKA ATTORNEY TO INVESTIGATE THIS CASE? FOR HIM TO PROSECUTE? MR KLEINE: NO IT IS MY JOB

THE ATTORNEY DEALS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT ALSO THERE'S NOT REALL THAT MUCH OF A SEPARATION THERE IT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY TO HANDLE CASES THAT OCCURRED HERE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY PEOPLE MIGHT QUESTION IF THERE ARE SOME ISSUE WITH REGARD TO BEING FAIR OR IMPARTIAL I DID THIS JOB VERY SERIOUSLY

WE DOES SUBSTANTIAL REVIEW OF EVIDENCE IN THIS CASE I THINK OUR OFFICE WOULD BE FINE IN HANDLING THIS THERE IS AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION I'VE BEEN CONTACTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ABOUT THIS AND WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT WAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVOLVEMENT

I'M NOT GOING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS JUST FROM THE PUBLIC ALL THE OFFICERS WERE INTERVIEWED >> MAYBE CONSIDER ACCOMPLICES IF THEY SAY SOMETHING MR KLEINE: AS FAR AS WHAT TOOK PLACE DURING THE INCIDENT, I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO THE DETAILS OF WHAT THEY SAID WHAT THEY DID AT THIS POINT

>> AT THE TIME DID OFFICERS KNOW THAT MR BEARHEELS WAS MENTALLY ILL? MR KLEINE: THERE WAS CONTACT MADE WITH ZACHARY BEARHEELS' MOTHER AND THEY REALIZED HE WAS A MISSING PERSON READ THEY REALIZED WHAT HAD HAPPENED HE WAS ON A BUS FROM SOUTH DAKOTA TO OKLAHOMA WAS TAKEN OFF THE BUS IN OMAHA AND WAS FOUND WANDERING

SATURD AFTERNOON AND THE EARLY MORNINGS OF JU 5 ALSO >> [INDISCERNIBLE] MR KLEINE: THE JUDGE WILL MAKE THAT DETERMINATION I DON'T SEE HIM AS ANY SORT OF FLIGHT RISK I'M SURE HE WILL SHOW UP TO COURT, SO THAT IS UP TO THE JUDGE

>> WHAT SORT OF CONVERSATION DID YOU HAVE WITH DOJ? MR KLEINE: THEY ALWAYS MONITOR WHAT IS GOING ON LOCALLY SO THEY WILL AND THAT IS WHAT THEY HAVE INFORMED ME THEY WILL MONITOR >> DID THEY ASK FOR VIDEO OR RELEVANT DOCUMENTS? MR KLEINE: I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO DETAILS

>> GETTING BACK TO T DRINK — THE GRAND JURY QUESTIO CANNOT B — MR KLEINE: THE LAW PROVIDES THAT THERE IS DUAL JURISDICTION IN MANY CIRCUMSTANCES THE AG COULD PROSECUTE THIS THEY COULD PROSECUTE OR WE COULD PROSECUTE GRAND JURY TO MAKE A DECISION IN THIS CASE

SENATOR CHAMBERS HAVE SAID PUBLICLY IF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY MAKES THAT DECISION, THAT IS PRETTY MUCH MOVED FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE GRAND JURY THE WHOLE PURPOSE IS TO SEE IF CHARGES SHOULD BE FILED >> THAT IS DROPPED IN FAVOR OF THE CHARGES — MR KLEINE: THEY HAVE BEEN CHARGED WE ARE GOING TO PROCEED WITH THOSE CHARGES

WE CERTIFY THIS BECAUSE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO THAT SEVERAL OTHER CASES, BUT NOW WE MADE THAT DETERMINATION, THAT TAKES SOMEWHAT OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE GRAND JURY >> OMAHA POLICE HAVE PROCEDURE FOR DEALING WITH THE MENTALLY ILL SUSPECTS? MR KLEINE: THERE'S TRAINING INVOLVED I'M CONFIDENT THAT SHE SHALLOT THE CHIEF HAS ADDRESSED THE CIRCUMSTANCES TO THIS CASE

I'M CONFIDENT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO ENSURE, FROM A TRAINING ASPECT, THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE TO USE IN TRAINING OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN I'M CONFIDENT THEY WILL ADDRESS THIS ISSUE >> DO YOU KNOW WHO IS REPRESENTING THE OFFICERS CHARGED? >> CAN YOU EXPLAIN WITH THE VIDEO, SINGLY YO SAID — WE HEAR TASER NOISES THE ENTIRE TIME MR KLEINE: I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD CONFUSE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU HEAR WITH A TASER NOISE

WE HAVE THE RECORD AS FAR AS THE DEPLOYMENT FROM 1:28 TO 1:43 THE TASER WAS DEPLOYED 10 TIMES MOST OF THEM FOR PERIODS OF FIVE SECONDS OR TWO SECONDS ONE FOR 18 SECONDS THAT MEANS IS TRIGGERED DURING THAT TIME

>> YOU STATED THAT THE POLICE OFFICE — SAID HE HAD MENTAL ILLNESS WHY DID THEY TASE HIM THAT MANY TIMES IF THEY ARE READY KNEW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THIS YOUNG MAN? WHY DID THEY TASE HIM THAT MANY TIMES? MR KLEINE: I CAN'T ANSWER THAT QUESTION AS TO WHY THEY DID WITH A DID I KNOW THERE WAS CONTACT MADE WITH EXACTLY BEARHEELS' MOTHER — WITH ZACHARY BEARHEELS' MOTHER THERE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO HAVE MR

BEARHEELS SPEAK TO HIS MOTHER THERE IS A PART OF THE VIDEO OR THEY ARE TRYING TO HAVE HIM TALK ON THE PHONE >> YOU KNOW MY FEELINGS I HAVE ABOUT COMPLICITY FOR THE CHIEF OF PLEAS TO DEAL WITH, BUT I THINK EVERYBODY FROM THE DISPATCHER ON DOWN WHO LET THIS HAPPEN NEEDS TO BE REPRIMANDED THEY ALL NEED TO BE FIRED

I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THE — ARE YOU GOING TO ASK FOR A SECOND OPINION TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER? I DON'T UNDERSTAND ABOUT THIS EXCITED DELIRIUM YOU TASER ME ONE TIME, I WILL PROBABLY DIE TWO TIMES, THREE TIMES, ALL OF US WOULD DIE EXCITED DELIRIUM, DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT I HOPE YOU WILL GET OTHER OPINIONS

I HAVE STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT COMPLICITY OTHER PEOPLE WERE ON THE SCENE AND I THINK THEY ALL NEED TO BE DEALT WITH AND I WILL CONTINUE TO SAY THAT DO YOUR JOB AND YOU WILL DO THE BEST YOUR CAN — THE BEST YOU CAN OMAHA COMMUNITY HAS THOSE KINDS OF QUESTIONS ALL THESE PEOPLE INVOLVED AND WE'RE GOING TO GO AFTER TWO OF THEM

MR KLEINE: I RESPECT YOUR OPINION AND YOUR QUESTIONS, MR LEMAIRE WE WILL LOOK INTO IT I KNOW THE CHIEF WILL ALSO

YOU CAN SA SOMETHING WHEN YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY WHEN WE GET DONE >> PLEASE ALLOW M TO — I'M UP A LOT OF NATIVE AMERICANS IN THIS COMMUNITY I HAVE A SON WHO HAS MENTAL ILLNESS I FEAR FOR HIS LIFE EVERY DAY BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HAVE — HE GOES OUT THE — HE MIGHT BE THE NEXT VICTIM OF THE POLICE SHOULD HIM BECAUSE HE IS TALKING TO HIMSELF

— SHOOT HIM BECAUSE HE IS TALKING TO HIMSELF THE STATE OF NEBRASK HAS DONE NOTHING FOR HIS MENTAL HEALTH I'VE HAD DOORS SHUT, HUNG UP ON ME I HOPE TO GOD THAT SOMEONE COMES AND STEPS FORWARD TO HELP THEM MY SISTER HAS THE SAME SITUATION

WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OUR SONS IN THE COMMUNITY WALKING TO AND FROM THE STORE TO THE BUS STATION I'M HURT BY WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN OUR COMMUNITY IT IS TEARING ME UP I COMMUNICATE WITH ZACK'S MOTHER AND I KNOW HOW SHE FEELS TO SEE MY SON TO BE PULLED BY HIS HAIR

THAT IS SO INHUMANE WE ARE PEOPLE TOO WE HAVE FEELINGS WE BELIEVE THE SAME COLOR AS ALL OF YOU I'VE GOT BLACK NEPHEWS

MY FATHER WAS A WHITE MAN I LOVE EVERYONE I WANT THIS COMMUNITY TO LEARN FROM THIS THIS CANNOT CONTINUE TO GO ON, AND I WILL BE HERE, AND YOU WILL SEE ME, BECAUSE I'M GOING TO BE THAT VOICE FOR MY PEOPLE FOR EVERYONE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, WHITE, BLACK, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, I DON'T CARE

IN THIS STATE OF NEBRASKA, YOU WILL NOTICE OUR MENTAL HEALTH UCKS YOU GUYS HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY MR KLEINE: ANY OF THE QUESTIONS FROM THE MEDIA? ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ALL OF THIS TALK BRINGS ABOUT IS THE ISSUE OF MENTAL ILLNESS THAT IS REALLY WHAT THIS CASE SHINES A LIGHT ON, THE ASPECT OF INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, MENTAL ILLNESS

I SUPPOSE THE RESOURCES WE GIVE THEM OR ALLOW THEM TO HAVE OR FAMILIES TO HAVE, ALSO THE INTERACTION OR TREATMENT WHEN THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT >> I WAS WONDERING IF YOU THINK THAT THIS SHOWS THAT PERHAPS THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH OF SOME OF OUR OFFICERS MR KLEINE: DO I THINK THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH OF SOME OF OUR OFFICERS? >> WHILE IN A MAN TASER SOMEONE 12 TIMES UNLESS THEY HAVE SOME SORT OF A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM? MR KLEINE: I CAN'T ANSWER THAT QUESTION FOR YOU LIKE I SAID, I KNOW THAT THE POLICE OFFICERS HAVE A DIFFICULT JOB THAT THEY DO, TRYING TO KEEP THE PEACE AND INTERACTIONS WITH INDIVIDUALS

AS THE CHIEF PREVIOUSLY SAID, IT IS A TRAINING ISSUE HE WILL ADDRESS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OFFICERS, WHEN THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE OR ILLNESS THAT THEY KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THAT SITUATION AND THEY KNOW HOW TO BEST HANDLE IT SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE ISSUES OR PROBLEMS THANK YOU

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