Sunday, September 27, 2020

there are times that the cops are obviously just enjoying being in charge and refuse to allow any semblance of resistance or 'failure to comply'; 

Boulder, CO — A Boulder County woman got an unfortunate lesson in police brutality and the video of it looks like something out of 1930s Germany. After attempting to exercise her rights not to incriminate herself, she found out the hard way police will not only taser you when you’re in handcuffs, but they’ll taser you when you’re completely restrained.

Last year, Lauren Gotthelf filed a federal civil rights lawsuit  against several officers and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for an incident which took place on Nov. 25, 2017. This week, the lawsuit was settled and the taxpayers of Boudler County will be shelling out $400,000 to pay for the sadistic actions of their police department. None of the officers involved in the torture were fired or charged.

“The No. 1 goal in the litigation was to hold Boulder accountable and to make sure that no other person suffered the same indignity (Gotthelf) had,” Gotthelf’s lawyer, Mari Newman, of Killmer, Lane and Newman LLP, told the Daily Camera. “She and I are both very glad these goals were achieved.”

The lawsuit also forced the department to implement policy changes so that an incident like this one will not happen again. Though they sound like common sense, apparently this needs to be written down. Boulder County “has re-evaluated its policies” and made changes and watch more.......

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