Naturally, the officers involved testified under oath that they had acted appropriately and accused the victim of throwing punches, etc…. Luckily, the event was caught on video tape and the undercover officers’ honesty has come into question.
On the video, which was shot outside Coors Field on the home opener of the Colorado Rockies game on April 4, undercover Denver Police detectives hit, kick and choke John Heaney.
“They both unloaded on me and I started seeing stars and the whole thing was just bam, bam, bam after that,” said Heaney. “Someone had a chokehold and they were all on top of me and I couldn’t breathe and I thought I was going to die.”
After three detectives had Heaney facedown on the ground with his hands behind his back, the video shows undercover Det. Michael Cordova pull Heaney’s hair, lift up his head and slam it into the ground, breaking two of his teeth on the cement.
Here is the video, (graphic)