City to pay man po­lice shot with stun charge

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Tom McGhee

The City of Aurora has agreed to pay $110,000 to set­tle claims that po­lice un­law­fully stopped, de­tained and fired a stun gun charge into the back of a young black man, the ACLU of Col­orado an­nounced.

A record­ing from an Aurora po­lice of­fi­cer’s body cam­era re­leased last Septem­ber showed Darsean Kel­ley be­ing shocked with the stun gun.

“What are we be­ing de­tained for?” Kel­ley, who was with a sec­ond man, yelled just be­fore the of­fi­cer fired the darts from the de­vice. “An­swer my ques­tion of­fi­cer! I know my rights.”

Aurora po­lice spokesman Bill Hum­mel re­ferred ques­tions about the set­tle­ment to City At­tor­ney Michael Hy­man, who couldn’t im­me­di­ately be reached for com­ment.

Kel­ley was stopped on Feb. 19 when Aurora po­lice were look­ing for a sus­pect who pur­port­edly pulled a gun on a child. Po­lice ar­rested Kel­ley and he was charged by the mu­nic­i­pal court with fail­ing to obey law­ful or­ders, a mis­de­meanor.

The charges against Kel­ley were later dropped.

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