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Mayor, union head say new police union contract offers improved accountability measures

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Published on October 21, 2020 - Duration: 01:39s

Mayor, union head say new police union contract offers improved accountability measures

On Wednesday, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and Omaha Police Officers Association President Tony Conner announced the terms of a tentative five-year agreement.

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Mayor, union head say new police union contract offers improved accountability measures

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