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Officer Who Confronted Black Man Picking Up Trash Sent On Paid Leave
By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan
03/06/19 AT 11:33 PM

A Boulder, Colorado, police officer was put on paid administrative leave Tuesday after a video showing him confronting a black man picking up trash went viral, causing outrage.


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or their widows....
Cop's widow allegedly stole $410G from NYPD charity, used cash for tuition and Streisand tickets
By Louis Casiano | Fox News

The widow of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty -- who served as volunteer treasurer for a charity meant to benefit the families of other slain New York City police officers -- stole $410,000 that she spent on dental work, tuition, her son’s legal bills and Barbra Streisand tickets, federal prosecutors allege.

During the seven years that Lorraine Shanley, 68, of Staten Island, volunteered for Survivors of the Shield, the group received $1.9 million in donations -- mostly from employees of the New York Police Department. An average of 5,500 NYPD employees donated each year, a Department of Justice statement read.

“As alleged in the complaint, Lorraine Shanley violated her position of trust at a charity and victimized families who have already sacrificed so much,” said Jonathan D. Larsen, acting head of the IRS criminal investigation division. “IRS-CI is committed to following the money and investigating those individuals who steal from charities for their own personal gain.”



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Drug-dealing Paterson cop Ruben McAusland sentenced to more than five years in prison
Joe Malinconico Paterson Press
Published 5:31 PM EDT Mar 27, 2019

PATERSON — FBI agents made a startling discovery last year when they seized drug-dealing Paterson Police Officer Ruben McAusland’s cellphone: a disturbing video of the cop attacking a suicide patient at a hospital emergency room, federal authorities said.

The video became the basis for a new investigation, one that resulted in a criminal charge against McAusland and the arrest of his patrol partner, Roger Then, who recorded the attack, authorities said.

“Prior to that video being discovered, we did not know about that assault,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Rahul Agarwal said during McAusland’s sentencing in federal court in Newark on Wednesday morning.

Calling the disgraced former officer a “street hustler,” U.S. District Judge William Walls sentenced McAusland to 66 months — more than five years — in prison for dealing drugs and assaulting the hospital patient. He is scheduled to start serving his sentence on May 20.


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Prison guards behaving badly
Chilling video of inmate beating released as Auburn Jail lawsuit settled for $1.4 million
BY SAM STANTON
MARCH 28, 2019 11:03 AM,
UPDATED MARCH 28, 2019 04:52 PM

Video shows beating of inmate in the Auburn Main Jail
This is a May 14, 2017, recording of force used against an inmate in the Auburn Main Jail that resulted in the firings of three sheriff's officials and a $1.4 million class action settlement involving claims by nearly 500 former inmates.
By Placer County Sheriff's Office | Sam Stanton | David Caraccio

Two years after abuse allegations at the Auburn Main Jail led to the firings of three officials and a revamp of how deputies use force against inmates, a federal judge in Sacramento gave his final approval Thursday to a $1.4 million class action settlement in the case.

And, with the legal battles in the case finalized, comes the release of videos and photographs of the incidents that Placer County officials have fought to keep from public view.

One of the videos, of a cell extraction on May 14, 2017, involving mentally ill inmate Beau Bangert, shows four Placer sheriff’s officials rushing into Bangert’s tiny suicide-watch cell, smashing him into a wall with a plastic body shield, then alternately punching and Tasing him before removing him from the cell.


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Post by Volkonski » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:31 pm

Image“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:06 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:35 am


They have arrested a CA man for making the false report.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/la-man-arreste ... d=52057251
20 years for man behind hoax call that led to fatal shooting
By ROXANA HEGEMAN
March 29, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for making bogus emergency calls to authorities across the U.S., including one that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online players over a $1.50 bet in the Call of Duty: WWII video game.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren sentenced Tyler R. Barriss, 26, under a deal in which he pleaded guilty in November to a total of 51 federal charges related to fake calls and threats. The plea agreement called for a sentence of at least 20 years — well over the 10 years recommended under sentencing guidelines. Prosecutors believe it is the longest prison sentence ever imposed for the practice of “swatting,” a form of retaliation in which someone reports a false emergency to get authorities, particularly a SWAT team, to descend on an address.

Melgren said the case went into “uncharted legal territory,” that the law has not caught up with technology and the charges didn’t address the severity of what happened.

The 2017 death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch drew national attention to swatting. But Barriss had made dozens of such calls before that and was “known as the guy on Twitter that is good at this,” his attorney, Richard Federico, said.

Authorities say an Ohio gamer recruited Barriss to “swat” a Wichita gamer, but that the address they used was old, leading police to Finch, who was not involved in the video game or the dispute. Barriss called Wichita police from Los Angeles on Dec. 28, 2017, to falsely report a shooting and kidnapping at that Wichita address. Finch answered the door, and an officer shot the unarmed man.

Barriss apologized to Finch’s family on Friday, saying he takes full responsibility for what happened.

“If I could take it back, I would, but there is nothing I can do,” Barriss told the court. “I am so sorry for that.”

Federico described Barriss as a loner who “found solace in the gaming community” as he became a “serial swatter.” His best friend is someone he knows only online, Frederico said, his father died when he was young and his mother abandoned him.

Outside the courthouse, Finch’s sister, Dominica Finch, said Barriss got what he deserved, but that she also wants to see police held accountable. Finch’s family has sued the city of Wichita and the officers involved. Police have said the officer who shot Finch thought he was reaching for a gun because he moved a hand toward his waistband. Prosecutors declined to charge the officer.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett defended that decision.

“I am very much sympathetic to the Finch family, but at the end of the day my determination has to be in what the law allows,” Bennett said.


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Post by Chilidog » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:08 pm

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Double you tee eff?

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:55 pm

Video shows police arresting wrong man, using stun gun and threatening to shoot his dog before arresting him
April 3rd, 2019by Zack Peterson
This story was updated Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 1:15 p.m. with more information.

When the Chattanooga police officer arrived at Vance Street in April 2018, he was looking for a man named "Polo" who had threatened a neighbor with a gun. But his interaction with a different person who didn't commit the crime is now the subject of a lawsuit filed Monday charging unreasonable use of a stun gun and false arrest.

Nate Carter is asking for $3 million in damages in his suit, filed in Hamilton County Circuit Court by Chattanooga attorney Robin Flores. Carter says Chattanooga officer Cody Thomas, who was suspended for 80 hours as a result of the April 13, 2018, incident and is now back on active duty, violated his rights, assaulted and injured him, misrepresented what happened and caused him to spend money on legal fees and several criminal charges that were eventually dismissed.


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video in article
Churchill: Police body cameras recorded an ugly truth

Albany

Lee Childs was standing behind a West Hill door when an officer kicked it in. Two officers then grabbed Childs, dragged him through the door to a small enclosed porch, where they kicked and beat him.

Police then had the gall to accuse Childs of "actively fighting with police."

Armando Sanchez was walking away from the house at 523 First St. when he was shoved in the back by an officer. When Sanchez tried to get up, the officer hit him with a baton and proceeded to beat him in the middle of the road.

Sanchez was accused of resisting arrest, among other charges.


https://www.timesunion.com/news/article ... 739003.php
Police: Albany police officer arrested on assault charge, two other officers suspended
Police announced the arrest and suspensions Tuesday
Steven Cook | April 2, 2019 0

ALBANY - One Albany police officer has been arrested and two others suspended after an incident last month where a loud party complaint turned into an officer assaulting a resident there, police said.

Police identified the charged officer as Luke Deer, a five-year veteran of the force.

Deer faces one count of second-degree assault, a felony, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor. He was arraigned Tuesday morning and has pleaded not guilty. City officials announced Deer's arrest and the other discipline cases at a Tuesday afternoon press conference broadcast on Facebook Live by CBS6.

Two other officers have also been suspended without pay, but not charged with a crime, for their roles in the incident, police said. The investigation is continuing and officials said a fourth officer may have turned off his body camera during the incident, which could also lead to discipline.

The charges and discipline cases were backed by other body camera footage -- all three cited officers had their cameras on -- and a bystander's video. The bystander's video, given to a city employee, touched off the larger investigation officials said.


https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/0 ... -suspended

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Post by tencats » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:22 am

Chicago Spent More Than $113 Million On Police Misconduct Lawsuits In 2018
Jonah Newman, Chicago Reporter
CHICAGO — In a year when the city’s lawyers were hashing out the details of a federal consent decree that will govern police reform efforts for years to come, Chicago taxpayers paid out more than $85 million to settle police misconduct lawsuits and an additional $28 million to outside lawyers to defend these cases.
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However, as in past years, the city paid out nearly one lawsuit every two days, on average. And the majority of them paid out not millions but rather tens of thousands of dollars. The median payout was $50,000. The smallest payouts were for just $500.

The $113 million does not include cases of property damage, minor car accidents, vehicle pursuits or employment-discrimination lawsuits. The cost is more than five times what the city budgeted for police lawsuits last year, meaning the city likely borrowed money to pay the costs of police settlements, as it has done in all but one year since 2008, according to city records.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/03/18 ... s-in-2018/
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Video Shows Chicago Police Officers Punching And Dragging A 16-Year-Old Student Down Stairs
The video appears to contradict the officers statements that the student initiated the violent encounter.


Stephanie K. Baer BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on April 11, 2019, at 9:29 p.m. ET

Surveillance video released Thursday shows Chicago police officers pushing and dragging a 16-year-old student down the stairs at a city high school before punching and tasing the girl.

The video, obtained by BuzzFeed News, appears to contradict the officers' statements that the student, Dnigma Howard, initiated the violent Jan. 29 encounter at Marshall High School and that her actions caused the three of them to fall down the stairs.

Howard was initially charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery in connection with the incident, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which first published the video. The charges were dropped shortly thereafter.

"The video evidence completely contradicts the narrative given by the police," Howard's attorney Andrew Stroth told BuzzFeed News Thursday. "If she would have been convicted of those charges it would have ruined this young lady’s life but thank god for the video because the video clearly showed what happened."


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sk ... ward-video

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Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Video Shows Chicago Police Officers Punching And Dragging A 16-Year-Old Student Down Stairs
The video appears to contradict the officers statements that the student initiated the violent encounter.
:snippity:
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sk ... ward-video
https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOj2Hm1dcmw
More detail available. Prior to the incident the girl had behavioural issues in school, Father was there to pick her up. Then the girl turned away from the officer and mayhem ...

Details available at:
Dnigma Howard: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

1. Dnigma Howard Was Removed From Class Due to a Behavioral Problem; Surveillance Video Shows an Officer Tackle the Teen Seemingly Without Provocation

2. Chicago Police Officers Used a Taser on Dnigma Howard; Her Attorney Has Accused the Cops of Lying

3. Dnigma Howard Claimed Self-Defense & Prosecutors Dropped Felony Charges Against Her

4. A Federal Lawsuit Alleges That Dnigma Howard’s Cvil Rights Were Violated & Calls on the City of Chicago to Implement Better Training for Officers Assigned to Schools

5. Lawsuit: The School Had a Behavioral Plan in Place For Dnigma Howard, Who ‘Has Difficulty Regulating Her Emotions’



https://heavy.com/news/2019/04/dnigma-howard/

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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:54 pm

Shocking moment a detention deputy orders an inmate to do 50 push-ups and kicks him in the side as punishment for throwing a cookie to a bird
  • Detention Deputy James Moran, 57, has been fired for kicking inmate in January
  • Inmate, Mario Christo, 31, was throwing out trash when he discovered a cookie
  • He then threw the cookie to a bird that was perched on top of the dumpster
  • At that point, Moran ordered Christo to drop to ground and do 50 push-ups
  • Christo got to 20th push-up and took a break; that's when Moran kicked him
  • Christo was serving 364-day sentence for disorderly conduct & resisting officer
  • He was released last week and went to police to report the January 11 incident
  • Moran was fired and arrested on misdemeanor count of battery on Tuesday

By VALERIE EDWARDS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 00:48 BST, 24 April 2019 | UPDATED: 01:02 BST, 24 April 2019

A Florida deputy has been fired after he kicked an inmate who was trying to feed a cookie to a bird.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Bob Gualtieri, said during a press conference on Tuesday that Detention Deputy James Moran, 57, was fired for 'acting improperly' after he kicked inmate Mario Christo in the side.

Christo had been working in the kitchen at the Pinellas County Jail on January 11.

In recently released surveillance video, the 31-year-old is seen helping two other inmates throw out the garbage when he spotted a cookie.

Christo is seen throwing the cookie to a bird that was on top of the dumpster before Moran calls him over. A second deputy is also seen in the video.

At that point, Moran ordered Christo to drop to the ground and do 50 push-ups as punishment.

When Christo got to the 20th push-up, he had to take a rest break.



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Post by Chilidog » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:33 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Video Shows Chicago Police Officers Punching And Dragging A 16-Year-Old Student Down Stairs
The video appears to contradict the officers statements that the student initiated the violent encounter.


Stephanie K. Baer BuzzFeed News Reporter
Posted on April 11, 2019, at 9:29 p.m. ET

Surveillance video released Thursday shows Chicago police officers pushing and dragging a 16-year-old student down the stairs at a city high school before punching and tasing the girl.

The video, obtained by BuzzFeed News, appears to contradict the officers' statements that the student, Dnigma Howard, initiated the violent Jan. 29 encounter at Marshall High School and that her actions caused the three of them to fall down the stairs.

Howard was initially charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery in connection with the incident, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which first published the video. The charges were dropped shortly thereafter.

"The video evidence completely contradicts the narrative given by the police," Howard's attorney Andrew Stroth told BuzzFeed News Thursday. "If she would have been convicted of those charges it would have ruined this young lady’s life but thank god for the video because the video clearly showed what happened."


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sk ... ward-video
I’ve been in that school.
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Post by tencats » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:26 pm

Verdict has been reached in trial of former Minneapolis officer who shot woman who called 911
5:47 PM ET, Tue April 30, 2019 https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/30/us/minne ... index.html
Minneapolis (CNN)A jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor.
Noor, 33, is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk.
He faces up to 75 years in prison if convicted of all counts.
The panel of 10 men and two women were sequestered for the trial's duration. They began deliberations Monday afternoon after both sides delivered closing arguments.
Mohamed Noor found guilty of third-degree murder, manslaughter; not guilty second-degree murder
https://kstp.com/news/verdict-reached-m ... s/5329188/

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue May 14, 2019 12:28 pm

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/ ... 117072001/
Exonerated of murder after 16 years in prison, Jeffrey Deskovic will soon be a lawyer

Angela Correa, a Peekskill 15-year-old, was slain on Nov. 15, 1989.

Deskovic, a classmate at Peekskill High School, was 16. And police quickly took notice of him.

He was an awkward kid. Police found it suspicious that Deskovic had attended all three wakes for Correa and was observed crying and distraught over her death, according to a report ordered by the Westchester District Attorney after Deskovic's exoneration.

Officers picked him up and interrogated him for hours. He wasn't offered food, or legal representation. They administered a lie detector test and told him it proved his guilt. Then they told him to admit it and he could go free.

That false confession, from a terrified teen, became the centerpiece of the trial.

An alibi witness wasn't called. Deskovic, on the advice of his lawyer, didn't take the stand in his own defense. Prosecutorial explanations for why Deskovic's DNA didn't match what was found on the victim went unchallenged.

Then came the worst revelation: Cunningham(the real killer) had killed again. He was doing time for the slaying of Peekskill teacher Patricia Morrison in April 1993.
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Post by Whatever4 » Wed May 15, 2019 8:46 pm

Young black female army sergeant, older white female civilian. My question is how easy will it be for her to regain her job and clearances?

Grand jury dismisses assault charge against Army sergeant in road rage case
A grand jury in Hardin County, Ky., dismissed a felony assault charge against an Army sergeant involved in a February road rage incident after watching a surveillance video of the incident and hearing testimony from the sergeant and the other driver on Thursday.

Police in Elizabethtown, Ky., had obtained a second-degree assault charge against Sgt. 1st Class Kai Waters, 33, with a minimum five-year prison sentence if convicted. Waters claimed she was acting in self-defense and said she was pleased with the grand jury’s actions, although she said she still had work to do to restore her military career. She testified before the grand jury Thursday morning and said afterward, “I was happy they allowed me to speak and give my side of the story, and happy they were able to see the evidence and make the best decision for my case.”

Waters, a 15-year veteran with combat tours of Afghanistan and Iraq and a clean military record, told The Washington Post last week that she had driven off the post at Fort Knox toward her home in Elizabethtown when another motorist began aggressively tailgating her, then bumped her car from behind, over an eight-mile stretch of highway in western Kentucky. At a stoplight, Waters said, the other driver called her a “black b----,” said she didn’t like “your kind,” and challenged her to a fight.

Waters dialed 911 and pulled into the nearest gas station. While still on the phone with Elizabethtown police, Waters said, the other driver pulled in behind her, ran over to her car and attacked her. Surveillance video from the gas station, which showed Waters screaming at the other driver and fending her off, while maintaining her phone connection with police. At some point in the confrontation, Waters said, she grabbed a ceremonial knife given to her by soldiers from her previous posting and stabbed the other driver in the leg.

When Elizabethtown police arrived, they promptly arrested Waters. She spent the next three nights in the county jail, and when she was released, a judge ordered her to post $10,000 bond, undergo psychiatric evaluation and remain confined to Fort Knox, although she lived in her townhouse in Elizabethtown. :snippity:

The case took on racial overtones because Waters is black and the other driver is white. Waters said she did not know if race motivated the woman to harass and attack her, but said she hoped the other driver got help. Waters said the officers at the scene did not seem interested in her side of the story, that she was denied access to an attorney once taken to the police station, and that a detective asked her what she was doing in that part of town, which is an upscale area of Elizabethtown.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-la ... 20c47bd045
And now begins the uphill battle to restore her damaged reputation and military career, including fixing her records and security clearance. (Waters lost her job following the arrest. She was working as a chemical, biological and radiological nuclear specialist.)

“No matter the outcome, my life will be forever altered by this situation,” Waters said.
https://www.theroot.com/army-sergeant-e ... 1834169502
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Post by Maybenaut » Wed May 15, 2019 11:34 pm

The Washington Post said she had the support of her command. So unless there is more to this story, she’ll likely get everything back.
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Post by Sam the Centipede » Thu May 16, 2019 3:55 am

Maybenaut wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:34 pm
The Washington Post said she had the support of her command. So unless there is more to this story, she’ll likely get everything back.
Good to hear that. If Sgt. Waters' colleagues thought the command wasn't supporting her I imagine base morale would slip substantially.

Assuming that the case is as reported, I wondered why it went as far as a charge and the grand jury rather than being kicked out by the prosecutor: was it simply because there was a knife used or is it more complex? And has the attacker been charged? If not, why not?

Well done Sgt. Waters being canny enough to drive to a place with video surveillance. Otherwise she'd potentially be in big trouble as the white racist lied her ass off, as has happened so much in the past.

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Post by Maybenaut » Thu May 16, 2019 7:32 am

Here’s what the Post article said about the charging decision:
Hardin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shane Young said last week that he was not involved in the charging decision, and prosecutors in Kentucky do not handle felony cases until after they’ve been through a preliminary hearing and certified to circuit court. Young told The Post he would present all the evidence to the grand jury, allow Waters to testify, and let the jurors make a decision on whom to charge.

Young said Thursday that in addition to the Waters and the other driver, the Elizabethtown officer who investigated the case also testified, and that the grand jury then issued a “no true bill,” or no charges. Under Kentucky law, the circuit court is then required to dismiss the pending charges that were presented to the grand jury.
It’s a little confusing, and seems inefficient to me.
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Post by Sam the Centipede » Thu May 16, 2019 8:10 am

I wonder if the "inefficiency" is to prevent state officials having too much power to intervene in cases to proceed with or drop cases according to their unfair personal prejudices? Professional discretion is often a good thing, but historically has been massively abused.

From the descriptions in this thread (I haven't followed the links), it seems that the grand jury probably ought to have issued a true bill against the white woman. But perhaps they were influenced by Sgt. Waters, if she said that she didn't want to take it further, I don't know.

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu May 16, 2019 7:49 pm

I think we had the original incident upthread
Boulder officer resigns, investigation complete after officer tries to detain man cleaning outside home
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i]Boulder PD releases body camera footage, reports[/i]
Posted: 11:16 AM, May 16, 2019 Updated: 46 minutes ago
By: Stephanie Butzer


BOULDER, Colo. — The investigation into a Boulder police officer who tried to detain a black man cleaning trash around his home has been completed, and the police department has released all related body camera footage and reports .

On Thursday morning, the city of Boulder announced the investigation had closed and the officer, who had already resigned, had not racially profiled the man.

The incident happened on March 1 on the 2300 block of Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder.

That morning, John Smyly, a Boulder police officer, was driving around the area of Folsom Street and Arapahoe Avenue to help provide extra patrol units after a few crimes — including bike theft, burglary and trespassing at an orthodontics office — had been reported in the area, according to the executive summary of the internal affairs investigation .

Around 8:20 a.m., he saw Zayd Atkinson, 26, of Boulder outside a building. After noticing a “Private Property” sign near where the man was sitting, Smyly asked if he lived there. Atkinson, who was holding a trash grabber and bucket, said he did. When Smyly asked for his unit number, Atkinson said, “I don’t think I actually have to tell you that.” He provided his school ID, which read that he studied at Naropa University


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