‘I was almost another dead black male’

alexbloodyAlex Landau was 19 when a Denver cop pulled him over for an illegal left turn on Jan. 15, 2009. Soon, three cops were on the scene. Landau’s white passenger was arrested for pot possession. When Landau insisted police needed a warrant to search his car, they beat him unconscious. The cuts on his face required 45 stitches. The city of Denver eventually paid him a $795,000 settlement, but the cops weren’t disciplined, although two of them later were fired for other misconduct. His story is told in this StoryCorps animation:

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