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Jury awards Colorado man $760,000 in excessive force lawsuit 

By: The Associated Press
October 11, 2017 Updated: October 12, 2017 at 6:09 am
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DENVER — Attorneys for a veteran who sued Colorado police officers say a jury has agreed they used excessive force when arresting the man in 2015.

A statement issued by Robert Mark Smith's attorneys says a federal jury awarded him about $760,000 Wednesday in the suit against the town of Kremmling, its police chief and two other officers.

Attorneys representing the town, Police Chief Scott Spade, Sgt. Todd Wilson and Officer Robert Dillon declined comment on Wednesday.

The original lawsuit says Smith had become a frequent critic of local police and didn't want to allow officers into his home without a warrant in March of 2013.

The suit says three officers came inside, used a Taser on Smith and "kicked, stomped and/or punched" him when he was lying on his stomach.

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