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Cop resigns after confrontation with black college student picking up trash outside dorm

In Boulder County, a white police officer approached a black male college student outside of a Naropa University dorm. When asked, the male student, Mr. Atkinson, provided his name, address, and information pertaining to his behavior that caused the officer, Officer Smyly, to become suspicious and approach Mr. Atkinson. Despite Mr. Atkinson providing Officer Smyly this information, Officer Smyly called in other officers for backup and threatened to tase Mr. Atkinson. Officer Smyly was found in violation of two department policies. Attorneys believe that Atkinson was racially profiled. Officer Smyly has resigned from his position but will continue to be paid his salary for the next eight months. He will be collecting roughly $69,000. The Law Offices of Steven J Pisani, LLC specialize in DUI, traffic and criminal defense. Call our Denver office today for a free consultation at 303-635-6768. NY Post, Joshua Rhett Miller, May 17th, 2019

Link: https://nypost.com/2019/05/17/cop-resigns-after-confrontation-with-black-college-student-picking-up-trash-outside-dorm/?utm_campaign=iosapp

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