Public Criticizes Snow Removal; Mayor Criticizes Officer Who Shut Down West Dodge; Police Union Responds

Wednesday, the Omaha Police Officers Association posted a statement on its website in reaction to Stothert’s comments, saying, in part, “At a time when traffic was backed up for over half a mile, officers were attempting to track a suspect armed with an assault rifle who committed a robbery ... Seeing dozens of citizens attempting to get their cars unstuck at the bottom of a hill, an ON SCENE Omaha Police Officer made the decision to increase the safety for everyone in the area by closing the roadway.

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