Faulkner v. Hardy

Criminal Justice
Case No. No. 07-CV-1385, United States District Court, District of Colorado
ACLU Case No. 2006-06

Description:

ACLU lawyers sued a Colorado Springs police officer who used his heavy police-issued metal flashlight as a club to beat the ACLU’s client, Delvikio Faulkner, a young African American who was riding with two other young African American men in a car that had been stopped for a minor traffic violation. The lawsuit alleges that Faulkner was struck six times, including three blows to the head, which the suit alleges is the equivalent of deadly force.

 
The suit is based on police reports and documents from an internal investigation into the officer’s conduct. The internal investigation file was obtained by ACLU lawyers only after separate litigation under the Colorado open records laws resulted in a court ruling that required the City of Colorado Springs to disclose the file.

Attorneys:

Elizabeth Harris
Kathryn Reilly
Mark Silverstein , ACLU of Colorado Legal Director
N. Reid Neureiter
Taylor Pendergrass , ACLU of Colorado Staff Attorney



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