Q&A with Elizabeth Wang | Taking a First Amendment case to the Supreme Court

Colorado Politics: First of all, who is Levi Frasier and how did he come to file a lawsuit against Denver?

Levi Frasier is a 37-year-old construction worker who was driving to work one morning in August 2014, when he saw Denver police officers forcefully pulling a man out of a car in a parking lot. Levi parked his truck, got out and began video recording the officers’ actions with his tablet.

The Denver police officers were arresting the man. One of the officers, Charles Jones, began punching the man numerous times in the head while he was restrained on the ground by three other officers in an attempt to get him to release a sock purportedly containing narcotics that was in his mouth. Jones punched the man with such force that his head struck the pavement numerous times, requiring him to be taken away in an ambulance.

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