TAVARES — A father who accused a Mount Dora policeman last year of dumping out his infant daughter’s cremated remains sued the city and the officer Monday.
SEATTLE – A man apparently woken from a drunken stupor by Pierce County sheriff’s deputies, repeatedly zapped with a stun gun and finally chewed by a police dog – all in front of a production crew from the TV show "Cops" – has sued the county and the officers, alleging brutality.
The deputies, accompanied by a K-9 officer from the Tacoma Police Department, were looking for an armed suspect in a car break-in when they came upon Aaron Otto Hansen, 34, of Roy, early on July 10, 2004.
Hansen, who did not commit the crime, was passed out drunk in a sleeping bag outside a relative’s home in the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood, one of his lawyers said. The "Cops" video footage of his arrest, obtained by The Associated Press, seems to support that claim:
Denver – The police officer who shot and killed Frank Lobato, Jr. after mistaking a soda can for a gun faces a 90-day suspension without pay. The announcement this morning by Denver Manager of Safety Al LaCabe comes more than a year after the July 11, 2004 shooting. Police Chief Gerry Whitman had previously recommended a 30-day suspension for Officer Ranjan Ford in the death of Lobato, 63.