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Attorneys seek dismissal of case against man shot by Boulder police

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BOULDER, Colo. — A former University of Colorado student shot by Boulder police in a 2014 standoff near campus is requesting for the charges against him to be dismissed, claiming officers violated his rights.

The Daily Camera reports 27-year-old Coleman Stewart was convicted by a Boulder County jury in 2015 of felony menacing and obstructing a peace officer after he was accused of brandishing a BB gun, resulting in police opening fire.

A judge called for a new trial after the Colorado Court of Appeals reversed Stewart’s conviction, finding several errors in court proceedings.

His attorneys are asking for the dismissal, claiming police violated Stewart’s rights when they followed him to his apartment and lied about seeing the BB gun.

Prosecutors say they have until Oct. 29 to file a response.

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