Saturday, October 10, 2009
Officer Cordova acted within the duties of a police officer and within the scope of his training,
This happened outside Coors Field. One unfortunate citizen decided to bicycle past the park on the way to visit his mother in a nearby hospice. Here's the video of what happened to him.
Even though the video shows the police officer grabbing Mr. Heaney by the back of his head and then slamming him face first into the ground, the officer was found in Sept to be not guilty on charges of assault.
Denver Pig Gets Let Off The Hook On Assault Charge!! from Colorado Indymedia.
"Cordova acted within the duties of a police officer and within the scope of his training,"
Well, there was a little good news for Mr. Heaney in this case. The officers involved in the video had attempted to charge Mr. Heaney with assaulting an officer. I guess its illegal to have your head in the hands of a police officer as its slammed face first into the ground. At least in the eyes of the officer. Fortunately for Mr. Heaney, the local district attorney's office decided not to press the charges against him.
"Cordova, who was hired in 2001, will be able to continue working in law enforcement."
There is still a ongoing civil action by Mr. Heaney against the Denver PD.