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Denver Police Officer Charged with Assault


March 19, 2002
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Denver Police Officer Charged with Assault

by Associated Press

DENVER (AP) - The district attorney's office Monday filed charges involving a police officer accused of hitting a teen-ager while responding to a call.

Bernard Montoya, 50, faces a felony charge of menacing and a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault, district attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said.

Montoya is accused of getting into a traffic altercation March 6 while responding to a call. He was in an unmarked squad car.

The officer pointed his gun at the other driver, a teen-ager, before hitting him in the face with his hand, according to the charges.

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Montoya was scheduled to appear in court Thursday to be formally advised of the charges.





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