Case No. 06-CV-1405, United States District Court, District of Colorado
ACLU Case No. 2006-03
This class action, filed July 19, 2006, alleges that prisoners in the Garfield County Jail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, are subjected to a pervasive pattern of disproportionate and excessive force carried out by deputies’ misuse and abuse of pepperball guns, restraint chairs, tasers, electroshock belts, and pepper spray. The jail has no written policies that limit deputies’ use of the first four of these devices, and the suit alleges that the one-page policy on pepper spray is insufficient as written and widely violated in practice.
Mark Silverstein , ACLU of Colorado Legal Director
Taylor Pendergrass , ACLU of Colorado Staff Attorney
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