Chaffee County Combined Agency Tactical Team at heart of “Excessive Force” Lawsuit

In a news story first reported late Monday, February 27, by The Denver Post, a “Chaffee County man” filed an excessive force lawsuit against all three Chaffee County Law Enforcement Agencies along with 13 officers employed by those agencies.
The lawsuit stems from a September 8, 2022, incident where the Chaffee County combined agency tactical team commonly known in most police departments as a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Team executed a “high risk” traffic stop on county resident Ellis Athanas’ vehicle.

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