When you are stopped for a traffic crime or approached by a police officer for a crime of another type, the last thing that should happen is for the officer to use excessive force. There are times when force is necessary, but many times it is not.
For people who have interactions with the police in Colorado, it is important to understand the term "excessive force," and the types of behavior police might engage in that are beyond their legal powers. This is complex area of the law, so it is important to hire an experienced attorney if you believe you have been a victim of police brutality due to their use of excessive force.
The current political climate has millions of people across America marching and protesting for and against several causes. Denver residents are no exception. From inaugural protests and the women's marches to recent activity surrounding President Trump's SCOTUS pick and his executive order concerning refugees, these events have Coloradans taking to the streets.
Police brutality has been receiving heightened attention over the past two to three years, notably since the August 2014 Mike Brown police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Colorado residents have seen and experienced their unfair share of this violation of the public's trust as well.