This case is one of many challenging misconduct by Aurora police.  The ACLU’s client, Dwight Crews, is a 60-year-old Black man.   Aurora police removed him from his home, without a warrant, in the middle of the night.  Crews was restrained, forced to the ground, and unlawfully arrested.   He sustained multiple injuries.  A judge dismissed the ‘resisting’ charge filed by Aurora officers. 

Crews sued for unlawful arrest and excessive force.  Aurora subsequently agreed to a monetary settlement for Mr. Crews. 

ACLU news releases:



Mark Silverstein, Sara Neel

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Sarah Parady; J. Bennet Lebsack, Lewrey Parady LLC

Case number

2016-15, 17-cv-02695