Police Abuse

Man Awarded $40K for Beating by Denver Sheriff's Deputy

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A jury Wednesday awarded Robert Duran $40,000, saying that ex-Denver Sheriff's deputy Stephen Koehler violated his civil rights when he beat him at the jail in 2009.

Denver, which was not named in the suit, will also face several hundred thousand dollars in attorney's fees for Duran's lawyers, said David Lane, whose office handled the case for Duran.

City Attorney Douglas Friednash couldn't be reached for comment.