Blind Eagle man awarded $400K in Denver police brutality case

5th November, 2015 by

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — Phillip White is blind and has been since he was 11 years old. He’s 80 now, and was just trying to get back to Eagle from a conference in Denver to learn how technology can help the visually impaired.He and his attorneys, Mari Newman and Darold Killmer, said that during an encounter, Denver police officer Kyllion Chafin slammed White’s head against a counter in a Greyhound station, opening a gash in his forehead, and handcuffed him so tightly it may have caused permanent nerve damage in his hands and wrists.That, they said, is an excessive use of …

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