ABC 7 News Denver
October 27, 2012
Editor’s note: This shows who police really work for. Cops violated the rights of 40 people to retrieve $25,000 in stolen bank money. The incident reveals that many police do not have a rudimentary understanding of the Constitution they are sworn to uphold.
A federal judge has ruled that Aurora police didn’t violate the law when they stopped 25 cars, detaining dozens of drivers and passengers at gunpoint, until they caught a suspected bank robber in a SUV last June.
The June traffic stop at East Iliff Avenue and South Buckley Road triggered a barrage of criticism from innocent motorists who said police blocked their cars while officers with shotguns and rifles went car-by-car, pulling out people at gunpoint and handcuffing them.
“Cops came in from every direction and just threw their car in front of my car,” said Sonya Romero, who was one of the drivers handcuffed, told 7NEWS at the time. “We all got cuffed until they figured out who did what.”