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Statement on the conclusion of DMS review of the Alex Landau case

April 5, 2013

Statement of ACLU of Colorado Legal Director Mark Silverstein on the conclusion of the Denver Manager of Safety’s review of the Alex Landau Case.

“This decision will do nothing to restore the public’s broken faith in Denver’s ability to hold police accountable for egregious misconduct. We had hoped that with a new mayor, a new police chief, and a new manager of safety that we would put an end to what so many have come to regard as business as usual. Two years ago the ACLU of Colorado asked the Department of Justice to investigate the Denver Police Department’s pattern and practice of violating the civil rights of Denver residents. We renew that call today.

“The public will find it hard to believe that police did not engage in excessive force in light of Alex Landau’s serious injuries and the $800,000 settlement that Denver has already paid in compensation.” 

For more information on the ACLU of Colorado's work to stop incidents of excessive force and racial profiling committed by Denver's Police and Sheriff Departments, click here.

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