An Omaha police officer, who was fired in connection to a rough arrest, has appealed his termination. The decision on whether to reverse the firing is now up to an arbitrator.
Tuesday, Chief Todd Schmaderer notified the media that an arbitration hearing was held on October 10 for Brad Canterbury. According to the Chief, all parties are now in the process of preparing their post-hearing arguments; the matter will be up for consideration by an arbitrator.
The Internal Affairs Investigation was temporarily suspended while the County Attorney's Office investigated whether criminal charges should be filed. Chief Schmaderer said his department has resumed its final investigation and promised to keep the public informed of its findings.
Canterbury was one of four officers who were fired following a rough arrest at 33rd and Seward on March 21st. He was the officer who took down Octavius Johnson and held him until more officers arrived.