Eric Brandt (2018)

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On September 24, 2018, long-time Denver protestor[1] Brandt saw Denver Colorado Police Department corporals Frederick Kitchens and Christopher Baird and officers Ashley Cox and Jordan Peterson and began protesting against them by displaying signs, chanting slogans, and making hand gestures while on a public sidewalk. Brandt claims that Kitchens solicited a complaint from another citizen before officers arrested him for disturbing the peace.[2]

The arresting officers informed Sergeant Anthony Guzman and Lieutenant Kenneth Chavez, who approved of their action following the citizen complaint.[2]

On September 27, 2018, the charge was dropped.[2]

On February 5, 2020, Brandt sued the officers and the city, citing violations of his First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.[2]

On November 28, 2022, the Denver City Council voted to pay $65,000 to settle Brandt's lawsuit.[3]


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  1. Shelly Bradbury, Longtime Denver activist pleads guilty in judicial threats case, Fort Morgan Times, 2021-04-01
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Brandt v Chavez et al, U.S. District Court complaint 2020-02-05
  3. Resolution, Denver City Council, 2022-11-28

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