According to KDVR (Fox31), 3 officers have been charged in an assault and cover up case in Arvada. Whitney Bauma and Noah Rolfing have been charged with “failing to report, official misconduct and false reporting” and Charles Humphrey faces the same charges plus a “misdemeanor assault” charge. All 3 officers have resigned from their positions. Arvada Police have been under heavy scrutiny as of late, facing two lawsuits for two prior cases of brutality and officer misconduct. Charles Humphrey, it turns out, was involved in both of those cases as well.
Expert Law claims that assault involves an “intentional, unlawful threat or “offer” to cause bodily injury to another by force.” Police officers have special “privilege” to “apply the threat of force” in the case of a “lawful arrest.” The charge brought on the above police officer suggests that “threat of force” and/or the “lawful arrest” in this case are in question.
Even with a “privilege” under the law a police officer cannot assault someone without cause or reason. If you or someone you know as been a victim of assault and have been injured, you need a knowledgeable and passionate Colorado Personal Injury Attorney to assist you with all your legal options. The attorneys at The Daniel Law Firm have years of experience in personal injury law in Colorado, and they will put their experience to work for you. For a free review of your case contact them today at (303) 951-0233.