October 20, 1992
Sens. Bob Kerrey and Jim Exon and Rep. Peter Hoagland of Nebraska asked the Justice Department to investigate whether a former Nebraska football player's civil rights were violated when he was shot by two Omaha police officers. Former running back Scott Baldwin, 23, was shot Sept. 5 during a scuffle with two police officers and paralyzed from the waist down.
September 8, 1992 |
No charges will be filed against former Nebraska running back Scott Baldwin or the police officers involved in the shooting that might have left him paralyzed from the waist down. Douglas County (Neb.) Attorney Jim Jansen said Monday that charges won't be filed against Baldwin, nor was there apparent wrongdoing by the two officers involved in Saturday's shooting in which police responded to a 911 call that indicated Baldwin jumped out of a car and later was seen walking nude on the street.
September 7, 1992 |
It was only a few weeks ago that Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne delivered an upbeat, optimistic progress report on Scott Baldwin, a former Cornhusker running back whose then-undiagnosed mental illness had already led to one tragedy--the vicious and unprovoked beating of a Lincoln, Neb., woman last January.
September 6, 1992 |
Former Nebraska football player Scott Baldwin was shot by an Omaha police officer late Saturday and was in critical condition at a Omaha hospital, police said. Baldwin, 23, was found not responsible by reason of insanity in the beating of a Lincoln woman in January. Police Chief James Skinner told the Omaha World-Herald that an officer was involved in the shooting. Skinner said the homicide unit was at the scene of the shooting at a carwash.
September 3, 1992 |
A Nebraska football player found not responsible by reason of insanity in the beating a woman may go to school and live in Lincoln but will be closely supervised, a judge ruled. The judge said running back Scott Baldwin was still dangerous because of mental illness and committed the 23-year-old player from Roselle, N.J., to a mental health center in Omaha under a hospital-supervised outpatient treatment plan.