Denver Police Surveillance Video Shows Excessive Use Of Force Against Shoplifting Suspect In 2007
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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