KPD officer charged with second-degree assault in June shooting

  • By KIM SCHMIDT Hub Staff Writer Sep 1, 2016

Crashed KPD cruiser

“KEARNEY — After a 3½-month investigation by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Kearney Police Department Officer Derek Payton has been charged with felony assault in the June shooting of a Kearney man.

Payton, 35, was charged Wednesday afternoon in Buffalo County Court with felony second-degree assault of Jose Klich, 35, of Kearney on June 5 as Payton contacted Klich in southeast Kearney. Payton turned himself in to authorities at the Buffalo County Jail at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.”

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Derek Payton

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