An employee at the Oriental Trading Co. who left a noose on the chair of a Black colleague has been fired. Authorities are looking into whether hate crime charges should be brought in the case.  Oriental Trading President and CEO Steve Mendlik says the company will not tolerate hate or racism and notified law enforcement of the incident at its office in La Vista, Nebraska. The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says it is still investigating the incident and the results will be sent to the county attorney who will decide whether to file charges.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha police officers fired in an excessive force investigation have filed notices of appeal, indicating they intend to fight to get their jobs back.

Bellevue Police Chief on administrative leave

May 3, 2012
courtesy Bellevue PD


Longtime Bellevue Police Chief John Stacey is on administrative leave.

Bellevue city administrator Dan Berlowitz confirmed Thursday morning Stacey is on leave while the city attorney investigates a personnel matter. Berlowitz couldn’t disclose any additional information.