City to pay man police shot with stun charge
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.