Denver officers won't be charged in motorist beating case
DENVER - A 23-year-old man who was beaten by three Denver police officers after he questioned their authority to search the trunk of his car says the Justice Department has decided not to charge any of the officers with civil-rights violations stemming from the case.
Alexander Landau told 7NEWS that representatives of the department and the FBI told him Friday there was insufficient evidence to bring federal charges.
Landau sued the city in 2011, saying Cpl. Randy Murr and officers Ricky Nixon and Tiffany Middleton tried to cover up the January 2009 beating. The lawsuit also accused the officers of calling Landau, who is African-American, a racial epithet during a traffic stop.
"I think back -- I was called a n**ger, I was hit by a flashlight, I was hit with a radio, had a gun put to my head -- I just don't really know what more evidence could've been produced.."
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