Problem Solvers investigation, video lead to indictment of Adams County Sheriff’s deputy

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Adams County sheriff’s deputy seen kicking suspect on surveillance recording

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BRIGHTON, Colo. -- An Adams County Sheriff's deputy who was caught on tape kicking an innocent man outside a Denver bar has been indicted by a grand jury.

Earlier this year, an exclusive FOX 31 Problems Solvers investigation exposed how Deputy Jeffery L. Stovall failed to mention that kick in his “use of force” report.

Adams County District Attorney Dave Young decided to present a case to a secret grand jury, which decided Monday to charge Stovall with third-degree assault, a class 1 misdemeanor.

Security footage from Karleys Bar at 7069 Pecos St. shows multiple deputies roughing up Alejandro Resendiz even though Resendiz was first approached only as a potential domestic violence victim.

Stovall was seen on video not only repeatedly punching Resendiz but running up the sidewalk to plant a big kick to his spine.

“It was really hard. I was like dizzy,” Resendiz said. “I was, I didn’t even know what was going on. I felt somebody pulling my leg and another guy grabbing my arm, so one guy pushing. One guy kicking me. It was bad. It was bad."

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement after Stovall’s indictment that Stovall has been placed on administrative leave.

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