A Colorado man, who is Black, has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a local police department following a 2020 incident in which he was “brutally Tased” while he was “fully restrained” by a white sheriff’s sergeant.
Travis Cole, 34, told NBC News that he was traumatized by the incident on September 21, 2020, at Boulder County Jail. Attorneys for Cole said his race was a “motivating factor” in the sergeant’s decision to use a Taser on him while he was restrained and “could not do anything at all beyond yell and shift his shoulders around.”
“I had a fine respect for officers of the law, but now I have a fear,” Cole, who was facing a domestic violence charge when he was arrested, told NBC News. “I don’t feel they’re here to protect and serve.”
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