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Vicki Ferrari second Denver cop/American Gladiator contestant sued for excessive force

Last September, we told you about a police brutality lawsuit targeting Denver Police officer Abbe Dorn, a former American Gladiator contender. Now, Vicki Ferrari -- a Dorn pal who's also a Denver cop and onetime American Gladiator contestant -- is on the cusp of a trial in a suit (on view in its entirety below) that accuses her of excessive force and more. But a Denver Police spokesman warns against a rush to judgment.
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