Thursday, January 17, 2008

Omaha World-Herald Gets Cruiser Camera Video

The Omaha World-Herald's online portal, Omaha.com, offers Omaha Police cruiser camera video of a pursuit that occurred in November 2006.

The video was released following Wednesday's sentencing of Robert Carter, the man being pursued by police after a string of three robberies in less than 15 minutes. Carter shot at officers several times during the 20-minute chase, which ends with one police cruiser crashing into a pond.

The accompanying story, published in the newspaper's print and online editions, doesn't do the video justice, though veteran reporter Todd Cooper gives it his best shot.

Following departmental policy, Omaha Police do not routinely release cruiser camera video. Public information officers say it is considered "evidence in an ongoing investigation" and thus does not meet the guidelines for release as stated by the state's open public records law.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Omaha.com is a mess. Atleast half a dozen times a day I TRY to go to the site and it's fails. And they want me to subscribe to this??

Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to dig out of the 8 inches of snow channel 6 was predicting yesterday. I don't know if I'll ever make it back to civilization.

Anonymous said...

Matt Perrault is Gay

Anonymous said...

I noticed that Michael "Mr busy eyebrows" Born had predicted 5 to 6 for Omaha yesterday morning. This morning he claimed 4 had fallen at Eppley. On Channel 7 they are saying 3.3 at Eppley. What is the deal. Is he trying to make his look not so inaccurate with really liberal rounding?

Anonymous said...

General rule for deciphering the local weather forecasts:

8-10 inches? Divide by 2 and subtract an additional inch

Flurries? Get ready for about half a foot of flurries.

But hey, they keep showing me what the Jet Stream is doing. And thats important. So I won't complain.

Anonymous said...

3.3...heck round it up to 4...what's an additional .9?

Anonymous said...

Check out the custom Google map I made and sent to the Herald they posted it at the bottom of the related content box on the right side of the story.

Anonymous said...

REPLY @ Anonymous said...
3.3...heck round it up to 4...what's an additional .9? --January 17, 2008 10:20 AM
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you have been trying to use that line with the ladies for how many years now? as much as you want it to, it isn't getting any bigger.

Anonymous said...

Damn it all, 12:55 PM and I am trying so HARD...

Anonymous said...

Why are they wasting space with stories like this when they can be covering Perrault?

Anonymous said...

And we're back on topic...

Interesting--ironic, some might say--that a newspaper would be the first with video. It is important that the OWH and other print publications be aggressive in being first with information. In this instance, it wasn't exactly breaking news as much as it was a follow-up to very old news. It worked because we all love to see violence on video.

For newspapers to survive, they must strengthen and maintain their very public marriage to the Internet. Then they can cross promote even more than the TV stations and networks do. When was the last time you turned on the TV and DIDN'T hear the works "website" and/or "dot com" at least once?

Anonymous said...

oops...meant to say words, not works, in that last sentence.

Anonymous said...

I did catch part of Channel 6 last night and Jimmy Flowers was trying to explain why he was wrong in the forcast. It was something he called a "snow ratio" and that he,"should have checked the numbers a few more times." I wish he would have just came out and said, "Well the Presision Doppler 6000 really f'ed things up things this time!!" Then switch to Mike McKnight and a concerned heatland Mom and her 5 year son worried that the snowfalls are slipping away and if there is anything can be done about improving weather forecasting.

Anonymous said...

I noticed that the World herald has a video report by Pete Soby who was formally a photo journalist at KETV. It looks like the Herald is beefing up there video offerings. It was an interesting report with video interspersed with still photos and voiced by I think Soby. The Herald is late compared to other papers but looks like they are doing something. There may be a new competitor in town for video journalism.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Pete for announcing your new job on this board.

Anonymous said...

Pete - did they give you a brand new broom to sweep the editorial room at the Weird-Harold? Or are you still using the one Mike Kelly was using back when he was a lowly intern such as yourself?

Anonymous said...

How can it be an inexact science when WOWT has Precision Forecasts?

Anonymous said...

Peter Soby an intern?? What rock do you live under? He is an award winning journalist with over ten years experience. The Herald was lucky and smart to get him. It's TVs loss that they let him get away.

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