Felipe Rubio lawsuit claims cops broke his leg when he was cuffed, filed false report

Last week, we told you about the dispute over the story of Patricia Lucero, who was bloodied by Denver cops during an incident captured on video. Now comes word of another alleged case of excessive force, this one taking place far outside the metro area, in the small southwestern Colorado community of Ignacio. But the accusations contained in a just-filed lawsuit are big: They involve Felipe Rubio's claims that police broke his leg while he was cuffed, then filed a false report about what happened. Details and the suit below.
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