March 25, 2013
Omaha police displayed an unbridled street gang brazenness when they chased a man who was video recording them abusing his brother into a private home, confiscating his phone and arresting him to ensure their actions would never see the light of day.
However, another citizen captured the entire incident on video from a second-floor window, ensuring at least the façade of an internal investigation.
Police also arrested a third brother inside the home they entered without a warrant, not to mention they knocked over a woman in a wheelchair.
Police claim the woman in the wheelchair was knocked over by Juaquez as he ran from officers.
Regardless of who knocked her over, police had no right to chase Juaquez into the home without a warrant when all he was doing was video recording them from across the street.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing police. No mention of his video is made in any of the local news stories of the incident.
His brother, Octavious Johnson, the man police were initially arresting, was charged disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstructing police and reckless driving.
The third brother arrested, Demetrius Johnson, was charged with obstructing police and an outstanding warrant.