Q: Detained for speeding (wasnt speeding), Went to trial, found not guilty by 6. Can I sue Aurora Police Department?
Oct 29th Officer tailed me continuously flashing his bright front headlamps, I slowed to under the speed limit 35/40. The officer continued the same action while lessening his distance from greater than to less a 2ft. The officer made a left with me and became disgusted with my low speed. He trys to speed around me. I engage accelerating to the speed limit, the officer shines his side bright lamp into my driver window. I'm a Security Specialist I know lights are used to deter vision in law enforcement, I took this as an attack and gave the officer the middle finger. The LE lights come on. My wife, 6yo child and I are now pulled over. The officer claims 110mph speeding, writes 80 on ticket, location of violation 1.5 miles away from actual stop. Jury has found me not guilty. I think it was racial. cop admitted on stand he wasn't trained to handle a radar gun, he was pacing was his evidence. I knew I'd win. I want the officer arrested for violation of laws, violation of constitution.
A: Sorry to hear that this happened to you but pleased you were exonerated. Giving him the middle finger probably was not the wisest thing to do. So, do you have a case against the officer for racial profiling or race harassment? Possibly, but without substantial damages, you probably won't get very far. Look for a Civil Rights attorney in Denver, not posting in Traffic tickets. Good luck.
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