$4.85 cab fare squabble in Boulder that led to police shooting now the subject of a suit

A former University of Colorado Boulder student has sued five police officers who opened fire on him in 2014 after a standoff that began over a cab fare and complete with SWAT officers driving an armored vehicle through a yard to apprehend him.

Cole Stewart, who police aforementioned brandished a BB gun at them, was shot multiple times and then in remission for crime baleful and obstructing a police officer. The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed his conviction on the charges, and now Stewart is asking a federal jury to award him compensation, claiming police grossly overstepped their authority. He seeks more than $1 million in damages.

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