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DPD Beating Victim Alex Landau on Outgoing Chief, Hopes for Next One

1 year ago by Michael Roberts
Alex Landau, co-founder of the Denver Justice Project and survivor of a shocking 2009 beating byDenver police officers, has strong ideas about where outgoing police chief Robert White went right and wrong during his nearly seven years in the post and what he'd like to see from his successor.
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Alex Landau Police-Beating Animated Video Earns Emmy Nomination

3 years ago by Chris Walker
On Thursday, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 37th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.  Among them is an animated short, produced by StoryCorps, about the 2009 Denver police beating of local activist Alex Landau. Using Landau's own narration, the video describes how...
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Alex Landau Wins Emmy for Animated Video Detailing His Beating by Police

3 years ago by Chris Walker
It’s not always the case that something positive comes out of tragedy. But Alex Landau, a local African-American activist who was the victim of a brutal beating by Denver Police officers in 2009 after being pulled over for a traffic violation, won an Emmy award this week for an animated...
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Reader: Justice Department's decision not to charge cops in Alex Landau beating predictable

6 years ago by Michael Roberts
Our post about the decision by Justice Department representatives not to charge Denver cops involved in the brutal beating of Alex Landau with federal civil-rights violations prompted anger and frustration among many of our readers. Here's an example...
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Alex Landau frustrated by cop reinstatement, latest delay in bloody beating investigation

6 years ago by Michael Roberts
Earlier this month, the Justice Department decided not to charge the officers who beat Alex Landau to a pulp with federal civil rights violations. This conclusion frustrated Landau, but he figured that at least he'd find out the results of a local investigation put on hold due to the feds'...
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Alex Landau refuses to re-enact Denver cop beating

7 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
On January 29, 2009, Alex Landau was brutally beaten by Denver cops after they pulled him over for what they said was an illegal left turn -- but he charged was racial profiling. And the City of Denver agreed -- or at least was worried enough about the federal lawsuit...
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Alex Landau rhymes about being beaten up by Denver Police (VIDEO)

9 years ago by Nick Lucchesi
This week's cover story, "Black and Blue," by Joel Warner, recounts nineteen-year-old Alex Landau's run-in with Denver Police in January 2009. Landau, now 21, still has physical scarring and what could be identified as post-traumatic stress disorder after being beaten bloody by the DPD (contains graphic images). The college student's...
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Alex Landau beating: Advocate backs police monitor's call for more investigation

6 years ago by Michael Roberts
Friday afternoon, the office of Denver Manager of Safety Alex Martinez announced that there would be no charges against the three Denver police officers who nearly beat college student Alex Landau to death in 2009. In Martinez's mind, the case should be over at this point. But Independent Monitor Nicholas...
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Alex Landau beating: Denver cops puts case on pause as FBI investigates

7 years ago by Kelsey Whipple
Update below: Alex Landau talks about the news. Three years-plus since Alex Landau was beaten bloody after being pulled over for what officers cited as an illegal left turn, and a year since he was paid $795,000 by Denver City Council, the case against the officers involved faces another delay...
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Alex Landau on the decision not to charge cops who nearly beat him to death

6 years ago by Michael Roberts
Last week, Denver Manager of Safety Alex Martinez announced that there would be no charges against the three Denver police officers who nearly beat college student Alex Landau to death in 2009. Earlier this week, we spoke with Landau's lawyer, who was troubled by evidence he fears Martinez ignored. Today,...

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