DENVER (CBS4)– The City of Denver paid nearly $1.34 million in 2011 to settle police officer excessive force lawsuits.

That is the biggest payout for the Denver Police Department since 2004 when Denver settled a deadly shooting of a mentally disabled teenager.

The city attorney claims it’s often cheaper to settle than go to court.

The average amount paid per officer per year to settle cases in Denver is less than $700.

Comments (2)
  1. james says:

    Corrupt DEA where stealing drugs from evidence vaults and reselling them to cover extensive credit card debt.
    They also are creating suspects by planting evidence just so that they can steal from them.
    Given the choice of suspension or dealing with their debt most DEA are thinking outside the box.

  2. Gary S. Irvin says:

    With all these cops literally beating down people who arre peacably protesting should be imprisoned for quite some time. What needs to happen is everyone who is disheartened by the current regime should take up arms AT THE SAME TIME, enter every police office, courthouse, state buildings, and every other government institution and chained themselves to something permanent then took out their arms sand refuse to move until grievances are addressed. We may need gas masks as they will use pepper spray and tear gas. Wear highly padded clothing and some stiff cardboard or think aluminum sheeting as armor as they will also use rubber bullets. when they see we are willing to defend our rights to peaceably assemble and demand redress of our grievances . This would all have to happen at the EXACT SAME TIME all over the United States. We would then far far outnumber those that would soon oppress us. If we show we are not afraid to use our 2nd amendment right to bear arms,k then maybe they will actually do something.

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