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09/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Grand Junction Police Sued By Woman Alleging Rape

A woman who alleges she was raped in her home by a Grand Junction police officer claims the department ignored evidence of the officer's "propensity for violence against women," and that the department had systemic problems investigating its own, according to a lawsuit filed in Mesa County District Court.

"There was a pattern and practice of reckless and heedless investigations; and/or deliberate and intentional disregard of evidence showing an officer's abuse of power," reads a complaint filed by an attorney for a local woman who said she was victimized by the late Glenn Coyne.

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