Arvada pays $100,000 to settle police excessive force lawsuit

The Denver Post: The city of Arvada in June agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a police excessive force lawsuit, records show.

The city cut a check to settle Travis Cook’s claim that an Arvada police officer beat him bloody in an unprovoked attack in 2018, according to a settlement agreement obtained by The Denver Post on Tuesday through a public records request.

The city took pains to keep secret the deal, which was first reported by the Arvada Press. As part of the settlement, Cook agreed not to talk about it to anyone aside from his family, attorneys and accountant, the settlement agreement shows. His attorney was also prohibited from speaking about the case, and agreed to say only “we have no comment” in response to any inquiries.

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