DENVER -- A Denver Sheriff's deputy is accused of excessive force after a surveillance courtroom camera videotaped him slamming a shackled inmate into a wall.
After a year-long investigation, he was suspended for 30 days. The Denver District Attorney's Office declined to prosecute the deputy for his actions.
The deputy is appealing his suspension. His appeal will be heard February 20.
Friday, a spokeswoman defended that decision saying some things that would appear to possibly be crimes if they occurred on the street, are not necessarily crimes in a courtroom setting when security and safety are involved.
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