Denver police accused of excessive force, illegal search

I filmed an arrest in southwest Denver in late April of this year. One of the cops politely asked for my cell phone and I politely declined. Thank God it was that cop and not one of these.

FOX31 Denver

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DENVER — FOX31 Denver has obtained video of a Denver police officer punching an unarmed suspect in the face six times, then moments later, tripping the man’s seven-and-a-half-months pregnant girlfriend.

A witness who recorded the August arrest on his Samsung Tablet tells Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne police not only seized the videotape over his objections, but when they returned it to him, the file was missing.

With the help of an electronic cloud, the witness recovered the 55 second video clip and provided a limited-use copy to FOX31 Denver for its investigation.

Undercover Drug Arrest Leads to a Struggle

Police and witnesses agree on at least one thing: When a suspected drug user saw Denver undercover narcotics officers approaching his vehicle at West 5th Avenue and Federal Boulevard on August 14, he stuffed a white sweat sock in his mouth.

According to police reports, the subject refused…

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My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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