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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Aurora and FBI Meet Over Police Conduct

The Denver Post

AURORA — City officials met with the FBI on Tuesday about concerns that police harassed a lawyer who is representing the family of a man shot by police.

Councilwoman Deborah Wallace and City Attorney Charlie Richardson met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ethics division to talk about the possible harassment of attorney Derek Cole by Aurora police.

They would not say what was talked about or whether the FBI had agreed to look into the allegations.

"We have been asked by the FBI not to discuss anything that happened," said Richardson, who wouldn't confirm whether the FBI agreed to investigate.

The FBI did not return phone calls for comment.

If the FBI declines to investigate, Wallace said she will order an internal investigation.

Cole said police ran his license plate through a criminal database at least 19 times and last month unjustly towed his legally parked car for improper registration, later shown to be a mistake by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

An internal investigation is a waste of time as its done by the police.
The FBI wont do anything unless there ordered to by the department of Justice in Washington.
The action which will work is to get the names of those officers who were involved in the harrasement and FIRE them. They will soon get the message.djw

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