The Denver Post: When two Aurora police officers testified in a burglary case last year, they described a relatively routine arrest: They found a man who seemed to match the reported description of the suspect less than a block from the burglarized house and took him into custody.
But that’s not what their body camera footage showed.
The judge paused the motions hearing to watch body camera footage and saw vast discrepancies between the officers’ account and the video. One of the officers aggressively approached the man, with a Taser drawn, and the duo used physical force against the man almost immediately. The video showed the officers pulling jewelry from the man’s pockets, though they testified they had just happened to see the jewelry hanging out of his pocket.
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