DA: Denver officers justified in shooting wanted man

By Howard Pankratz The Denver Post Posted: 03/17/2010 01:37:58 PM PM

Denver police were justified in firing multiple shots at Joseph Leo Fresquez because he attempted to run down an officer in a stolen car, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has concluded. Fresquez was hit multiple times when officers Steven Sloan and Paul Velasquez fired their weapons after Fresquez tried to run down Sloan about 5 p.m. March 7 in the vicinity of South Federal Boulevard and West Ellsworth Avenue, said a letter from Morrissey clearing the officers.

Howard Pankratz: 303-954-1939 or hpankratz@denverpost.com Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14693368#ixzz0iT4IOlKB

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