On Christmas Day 2010, inmate Shawn Pack was unhappy about the food in Jail and expressed his displeasure. When Denver Deputy Thomas Ford approached Pack, the two became involved in an aggressive exchange. Closed circuit cameras captured the outburst.
“He strikes him in the head and throws him to the ground, he strikes him on the ground and then he throws him against the wall,” said Denver attorney Qusair Mohamedbhai.
Yet the case was “exonerated,” as written in a letter to Pack’s father after an internal affairs review of the case. An official said “no policies were violated,” accusing Pack of trying to “incite a riot in the facility.”