City to weigh settlement in officer lawsuit |

City to weigh settlement in officer lawsuit

DENVER ” The Denver City Council will vote on whether to give $885,000 to a teenager who alleges a police officer beat him and jumped up and down on his back as many as four times.

Council members will discuss the settlement Monday with attorneys for 16-year-old Juan G. Vasquez, who sued the city for $3 million.

Officer Charles Porter was suspended without pay after the incident and faces a felony charge of first-degree assault causing serious bodily injury. Porter’s attorney says his client denies the charges.

Porter is accused of attacking Vasquez after the boy ran away for him. The boy was suspected of drinking alcohol.

His family says he suffered a lacerated liver, broken ribs and kidney injuries after the alleged assault.

The lawsuit also names four other unidentified officers.

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