Denver settles police-brutality case for $795,000
May 3, 2011
DENVER (AP) – A man who says he was beaten by Denver police is getting $795,000 under a settlement with the city.
The city council unanimously approved the agreement Monday night. The Denver Post reported that it’s one of city’s largest settlements in a police brutality case.
Alexander Landau says three officers beat him following a traffic stop in January 2009 and then tried to cover it up. His lawsuit alleges the officers used their flashlights and a radio as well as their fists to beat him.
The officers say he reached for one of their guns during the stop.
Two of the three officers were recently fired for lying on reports involving other incidents.