Denver Police are again in the spotlight for excessive force after the release of surveillance video from a 2007 incident.
The video shows Officer Kevin Guzman handcuff a shoplifting suspect, then slam him into a wall, grab his hair, and throw him to the ground. Guzman was suspended for four days and reprimanded for not reporting the incident. A lawyer for the Police Protective Union told the Denver Post the amount of force Guzman used was within department guidelines.
A KDVR report states Guzman plans to appeal the suspension.
Denver Police paid more than $1 million in brutality settlements in 2011 in a series of high profile cases.
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