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Bar patron sues Denver police officer over shoving incident, injuries

The Denver Police Department allowed an officer with a history of excessive force to go unpunished and that behavior came to a head when the officer shoved a bar patron onto steps and injured him, a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday said.

Brandon Schreiber was attending his brother’s bachelor party on July 26, 2014, when Officer Choice Johnson decided his brother needed to go to the city’s detox unit. Schreiber questioned the officer’s decision and offered to take his brother home, the lawsuit said.

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