Reader: I'm fine with the city paying millions for excessive-force lawsuits

Our post about a $5 million lawsuit filed against the City of Denver after a deputy slammed an inmate into a courtroom wall provoked an eruption of commentary about the tax dollars being spent to settle such cases. This reader had an unusual take on such outlays.

See also: Videos: Inmate slammed into wall by deputy sues Denver for $5 million

Deena Duncan writes:

I feel fine about taxpayers funding these sorts of payouts. Eventually, taxpayers will get tired of paying out, and will demand changes in the government they allow. Until then, they've allowed this. Dig deep, taxpayers.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >