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Excessive Force Lawsuit Names Federal Heights Chief, Officers

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. (CBS4)– The Federal Heights chief of police and two officers have been named in a federal lawsuit. The complaint sites a pattern of excessive force and lack of training and supervision.

Body cam video from last December shows the alleged torture of 49-year-old Kent Lasnik. The video is the basis for a new federal lawsuit against Federal Heights police Officers Mark Magness and David Romero.

“He got the living daylights beaten out of him in a holding cell, attorney Matthew Cron told CBS4’s Tom Mustin.

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