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Photos: Aurora cops illegally detained dozens while searching for bank robber, lawsuit claims

On June 2, 2012, Christian Paetsch, a former high school music teacher, broke bad in a big way, donning a beekeeper's mask to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Aurora.

Aurora police officers subsequently took Paetsch into custody, but only after detaining dozens of vehicle passengers, including children, for well over an hour. Now, many of those individuals have filed a lawsuit in the case. Here are the details.

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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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