Woman sues Denver police for excessive force claim linked to cop firing
A woman whose assault by a police officer in a Denver city jail was captured on camera has sued the former police officer and the city of Denver.
Attorneys David Lane and Eudoxie Dickey filed the lawsuit Friday on behalf of Seryina Trujillo against former Denver police officer James Medina, police officer Cheryl Smith and Denver police Chief Robert White. Trujillo seeks compensatory and punitive damages and attorney’s fees. The lawsuit also seeks court-ordered training changes for Denver police officers.
In March, the Civil Service Commission fired Medina for a second time for using excessive force against Trujillo. The action was taken after a hearing officer reinstated Medina to the force.