Lisa Lebrun always said her arrest for “False Information” was retaliation for complaining to Denver’s Internal Affairs Bureau about being pepper-sprayed. Now the 33-year old mom says she’s been vindicated after a municipal judge acquitted her Friday afternoon of lying to police last October.
“I think they retaliate on anybody who speaks up, anybody who stands up for their civil rights,” said Lebrun, referring to Denver Police and the City Attorney’s office.
Her legal nightmare began October 18th, when she became separated from a friend during Denver’s annual Zombie Crawl downtown.
Surveillance video from a McDonald’s at 16th and Cherokee showed Lebrun being pepper-sprayed by Denver Police Officer Carlos Castillo. The officer was working off-duty that night for McDonald’s and thought he was breaking up a fight between two men that Lebrun had just approached.