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Excessive Force

Patricia Lucero (credit; CBS)

Independent Police Monitor, Chief Disagree On Force Case

Denver’s independent monitor, who oversees Denver law enforcement and safety agencies, says the Denver Police Department and Manager of Safety made the wrong call in not disciplining a female officer for her use of force on an intoxicated woman.

03/13/2014

Ana Ortega and attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai (credit: CBS)

City Reaches Settlement With 4 Women In Denver Diner Police Incident

The city of Denver on Monday approved a big payout to four women who were roughed up by police four years ago.

09/24/2013

An image from the video taken at the Denver Diner in 2009 (credit: CBS)

Denver City Council Considers Payout To Excessive Force Victims

Denver City Council will consider a financial settlement in a case highlighted by video.

09/23/2013

Abbegayle Dorn (credit: CBS)

Steroid Investigation Under Way Into ‘American Gladiator’ Officer

A Denver police officer Abbe Dorn, who gained notoriety for appearing on the television show “American Gladiators,” is the focus of an internal investigation stemming from her alleged procurement and use of steroids.

05/08/2013

An image of Alfredo Martinez on the ground after he had been injured (credit: CBS)

Deputy Fired Over Excessive Force Reinstated

The Denver Sheriff’s Department has been ordered to reinstate a deputy who was fired over what the sheriff’s department and the manager of safety viewed as a case of excessive force and lying.

01/09/2012

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Federal Judge Threatens Fines Over Denver Police Lawsuit

A federal judge is threatening to fine Denver $5,000 a day for dragging its feet on court orders to provide complaints of excessive force against police.

09/14/2011

Sharelle Thomas talks with CBS4's Dominic Garcia. (credit: CBS)

4 Women Sue City Over Incident Outside Denver Diner

The city of Denver is now facing a series of lawsuits stemming from a case of police officers using excessive force.

09/14/2011

An image of Tyler Mustard after the alleged beating (credit: CBS)

Denver City Council Approves Yet Another Excessive Force Settlement

Members of the Denver City Council are considering whether to approve a cash settlement with a man who claims he was beaten by police.

06/06/2011

Thad Rule (credit: Rebecca Rule)

Family Says Police Used Excessive Force On Passenger At DIA

The family of a man arrested by Denver police when he refused to get off a plane claims tonight the use of force was not justified.

04/11/2011