2012 Omaha homicides

Fourty times in 2012, Omaha police detectives took hold of a yellow tape stretched across a street, lifted it over their heads and walked into a killing scene. They found spilled blood and exceptional grief. About half of Omaha's 2012 homicides are linked to the city's 16 most violent street gangs, police said. In an effort to curb the violence, the city's new police chief has made several staffing changes in his first five months on the job.

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