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Denver officer suspended for hitting man with patrol car


August 9, 2020

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police officer was suspended for about a month after she struck a pedestrian with her patrol vehicle last year while using her cellphone, authorities said.

Officer Jamie Taft was suspended for 38 days after pleading guilty to careless driving in January, KDVR-TV reported. Taft was also charged with careless driving resulting in injury and infliction of serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user, but those charges were dismissed.

The man she struck suffered multiple spinal fractures.

Taft was stopped at an intersection near downtown around 11 p.m. before making...

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