A citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe died last month after being repeatedly shocked with a Taser gun and hit by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.
Zachary Bearheels, 29, died on June 5 after his run-in with the officers. The Omaha World-Herald identified officer Scotty Payne as the one who used his Taser 12 times on Bearheels.
Officer Ryan McClarty hit Bearheels at least 15 times, the paper said..
Bearheels also was dragged by his ponytail during the incident.
“In this incident, despite our extensive training, we failed,” police chief Todd Schmaderer said at a press conference last month, the paper reported. “The Omaha Police Department made a mistake on this occasion, and we’re doing whatever we need to to correct it.”