February 2, 2023

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John Pacheaco Glendale Police Shooting Primed to Make Legal History

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The tragic story of John Pacheaco, who died on Halloween 2020 after two Glendale Police Department officers, Neal McCormick and Chandler Phillips, repeatedly shot into his vehicle, is on track to make Colorado legal history as the first case to be tried under reform legislation that allows law enforcement officials to be held personally liable for wrongful death.

In late July, Denver District Court Judge Shelley Gilman ruled against a call to toss a 2021 lawsuit filed against McCormick and Philips on behalf of Pacheaco‘s estate. The decision removes the last impediment for a trial currently scheduled to get underway on August 29.

By the time attorney Matthew Haltzman of Fort Collins-based Haltzman Law Firm, who represents Pacheaco’s estate, pressed the complaint, Governor Jared Polis…

Michael Roberts

2022-08-05 06:35:00

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