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ACLU suing Castle Rock for records about police shooting

Earlier this year, according to the ACLU of Colorado, a Castle Rock cop fired several shots from a semi-automatic rifle -- and while he didn't hit the apparently unarmed suspect targeted, he did manage to strike the tire of a car occupied by two locals.

The couple want records about the investigation into what they see as dangerous and unjustified gunfire. But Castle Rock isn't cooperating -- so the ACLU has filed a lawsuit on their behalf. Below, get more details, see the suit and learn why the ACLU feels it's so significant.

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