Martinez Family Lawsuit: $1.8 Million Award After Police Raid on Wrong House

Back in January 2011, we told you about a lawsuit filed against the Denver police by the Martinez family, members of a Mexican band who say cops broke into their home and beat them by mistake. More than three years later, a jury has awarded them $1.8 million -- but not for excessive force. Details below.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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