Rough Rides

Number 27224
Subject Police
Source KDVR - Fox 31 (Denver, CO)
State
Year 2015
Publication Date November 11 (2 parts), December 17
Summary Denver Sheriff’s deputies, running the 16th Street Mall drunk van, handcuff intoxicated riders then fail to seat belt them securely into the cage. The results: 38 injuries in five years including gashed foreheads, stitches, and broken limbs. In more than half the cases, “braking” was a contributing factor, which raises the possibility the deputies are intentionally hurting the drunks (as payback for cursing, spitting at them etc.)
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Keywords sheriffs; handcuffs; injuries; patrol cars; drunk
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