Journalist hit with pepper ball, sprayed with chemical irritant while covering protest in Omaha

November 22, 2020
Journalist Ross Mosier was hit with a pepper ball and an unidentified crowd-control spray used by police officers while covering a protest in Omaha, Nebraska, on Nov. 22, 2020.On the night of Nov. 22, protesters had gathered outside the central headquarters of the Omaha Police Department in downtown Omaha. The demonstrators were protesting against the Nov. 19 killing of a Nebraska man, Kenneth Jones, by a police officer, and demanding that authorities release body cam footage of the incident.Mosier is …

Omaha police detain journalist during protest, refusing to believe he is media

July 25, 2020
Video journalist Jazari Kual was detained by police officers while covering protests in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 25, 2020, according to news reports and the journalist’s statements on social media. Kual said he was held for more than an hour by officers who doubted his professional status, but he eventually was released without charge.On the night of July 25, protestors had been marching for several hours in downtown Omaha while police officers accompanied them and redirected traffic, Kual told the …