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Judge Threatens To Seize Denver Police Records

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge is threatening to send U.S. marshals into Denver city offices to seize records sought in an excessive-force lawsuit filed against Denver police.

The Denver Post reports that Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane Friday told a city attorney that he is demanding the city comply with the law like any other defendant. At issue are some 300,000 pages of excessive-force complaints lodged against the city.

James D. Moore claims he was wrongfully arrested and beaten in March 2008 by two Denver policemen. His attorneys say they need the records to prove the city tolerates a pattern of abuse by its officers. Kane previously ordered the city to turn the records over.

Denver Assistant City Attorney Thomas Bigler says they’re working on it.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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