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2 Omaha officers to be disciplined in fatal shootings case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha police chief says the department will discipline two officers who had contact with a man who was later arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting two people and wounding three more at an Omaha apartment.

Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday that the two officers violated a department policy while checking the welfare of 22-year-old Destacia Straughn on Dec. 6. She and her 2-year-old daughter, Kenacia Amerson-Straughn, were shot to death late that night.

Schmaderer says the officers had contact earlier that evening with the man now charged with two counts of murder and nine more felonies: 23-year-old Dontevous Loyd. They had removed him from the apartment but didn't think they had sufficient cause to arrest him.

Schmaderer didn't name the officers or specify which policy the officers violated.

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