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Suit against ex-Aurora Officer Douglas Harroun claims excessive force

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A former Aurora police officer has been named in a civil lawsuit filed in federal court for an alleged attack on a 49-year-old disabled woman who was walking her small dog in an apartment complex. The lawsuit claims excessive force and that the woman’s civil rights were violated.

Douglas Harroun was arrested and charged with felony assault in connection to the Jan. 11 incident. He resigned from the Aurora Police Department on Jan. 30. An internal affairs investigation is ongoing.

Wyoma Martinez, 49, who suffers from complex regional pain syndrome, was walking her dog when Harroun, who was off duty at the time, pulled up in a vehicle and began “revving his engine and came dangerously close to hitting” Martinez, according to the lawsuit.

Harroun was “apparently frustrated” with…

Kieran Nicholson

2023-05-19 15:30:23

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