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Video: Armed Man Shot by Denver Police at End of Pursuit Claims "Excessive Force"

January 05, 2018  | 

VIDEO: Armed Man Shot by Denver Police at End of Pursuit Claims "Excessive Force"

A man shot by Denver Police on June 18 at the end of a vehicle pursuit is claiming excessive force because of the number of shots fired at him. The suspect reportedly waved the muzzle of a rifle out his car's window before the chase.

Keith Roberts is charged with leading police on a chase, sometimes reaching speeds in excess of 80 mph.

After the suspect lost control of his vehicle and was rammed by a police SUV, two officers fired at least 27 rounds at him. Eight of the bullets hit the suspect.

The 18th Judicial District Attorney, George Brauchler, reviewed the case and determined the officers’ actions were justified.

A rifle was found within arm’s reach inside the suspect’s vehicle, KDVR reports.

Roberts will stand trial beginning Jan. 22 for the charges he is facing from the day of the shooting. His attorney says he plans to use excessive force as a defense.


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Jon Retired LEO @ 1/6/2018 1:20 PM

Another bunch of BS by an attorney. Mr. Attorney is looking to make some easy money off this case in attempting to convince a jury if there is one, that it shouldn't have taken that many rounds to stop him. Hopefully any jury with a lick of common sense will see right through the middle of that one.

otj26yrs @ 1/11/2018 12:17 PM

Excessive force is not a "defense" against the criminal charges levied upon him.
He can claim excessive force in a complaint or suit against them. While both are linked by the same incident they are separate issues. Should he file excessive force complaint or suit it does nothing to address his own criminal wrong doing.

RPG 156 @ 1/18/2018 7:50 AM

The police will always be held to an unattainable standard by criminals and liberals. Officers will always be expected to use less than lethal force in the face of withering criminal fire. God protect them from criminals and lunatic politicians.

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