Omaha Bar Owner Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Black Protester


Prosecutors said Monday they will not charge the white Omaha bar owner who fatally shot a black protester this weekend after reviewing video of the incident and deeming it an act of self-defense.

“The actions of the shooter, the bar owner, were justified,” Douglas County Attorney Donald Kleine said at a press conference.

“This decision may not be popular,” he said, referring to calls for the bar owner, Jake Gardner, to be charged with murder in the death of James Scurlock, 22.

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