A video has surfaced that appears to clearly show an Omaha man being brutally beaten by police, even though he is subdued.
Robert Wagner was at Creighton University Medical Center to see a cousin, an alleged gang member, who had been murdered. Wagner reportedly became upset when his girlfriend wasn’t allowed to see his relative.
Police asked Wagner to leave the hospital, which he appeared to be doing when police say he started name calling a female cop, who then ordered him arrested.
At that point Wagner is tasered several times and swarmed by cops who punch and kick him.
Wagner was charged with felony assault on a officer.
Two officers are now on paid administrative leave while an internal investigation takes place.
Former State Senator Ernie Chambers told KMTV that he doesn’t think the police are being held accountable for their actions. He’s asking U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg to investigate the Omaha Police Department.
Chambers says the beating is “business as usual” for the Omaha PD.
“They’re sworn to uphold the law and when those sworn to uphold the law violate it they bring all law into contempt,” says Chambers “I don’t believe that any police agency of any kind of any level can be trusted to investigate itself.”