Use of force investigation underway by Omaha Police Department

(Omaha, NE) -- A use of force investigation is underway by the Omaha Police Department.

A statement released by the department Wednesday afternoon reads:

"Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer was made aware yesterday evening of a now circulating social media video related to an arrest that took place Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Chief Schmaderer immediately asked for the involved officers to be identified and has authorized an internal investigation in to the incident."

The video, posted to Facebook, appears to show an Omaha Police officer shoving a juvenile up against a cruiser, hitting the juvenile's head against the vehicle. In the video you can hear the person recording the incident saying that the juvenile is 12 years old. No other details have been released at this time.

Wednesday evening, Omaha Police announced that Officer Tyler Hansen, a 14-year veteran, had been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation. Officer Hansen is currently assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau and has had no previous use of force violations.

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