Officials won’t release footage of Idaho Springs officer tasing 75-year-old, lawyer says

The Denver Gazette: Officials have refused to release body camera footage of an Idaho Springs police officer using a stun gun on a 75-year-old man, citing the need to protect an ongoing criminal case against the officer.

The officer, identified as Nicholas Hanning, was charged last week in the case. Attorney Sarah Schielke, who represents 75-year-old Michael Clark, said the police department and District Attorney Heidi McCollum have since declined all requests to turn over the footage to the victim or his family.

“For the past six weeks, Mr. Clark and his children have begged and implored the police chief Nathan Buseck and Heidi McCollum to release the bodycam videos,” Schielke said.

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