Excessive-force lawsuit filed against three former Denver police officers

A lawsuit alleging police brutality by a former Denver sergeant and two other officers was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. All three have resigned from the department.

Denver Police Department, supplied

Joseph Rodarte

The lawsuit, filed by Malow M. Mayek in federal court in Denver, also names the city of Denver in the complaint against former Sgt. Joseph Rodarte and former officers Douglass Watson and James Martinez.

On Aug. 22, 2018, the three arrested Mayek, age 17 at the time,…

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