Colorado Supreme court tosses local case


2 Colorado Springs Police officers have been found by the Colorado Supreme Court to have violated the constitutional rights of two men they arrested for dealing drugs 6 years ago. The court ruled Monday those officers violated the rights of Rafael Tafoya and another man as police were trying to build a case against them. The two officers placed a surveillance camera to watch the back of Tafoya’s home because they suspected he was dealing drugs. After 3 months of surveillance, they got a search warrant, found 24 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested Tafoya and a second man. but the officers never obtained a warrant for the camera and the court ruled the case should ne thrown out. The two suspects were sentenced to 20 years in prison, but have been released. It is not known if there will be a re-trial.

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