“This officer must be totally callous or trying to cover it up,” said Dennis Discua’s attorney, Antonio Lucero. “I can’t understand why he would attack somebody in this way, realize he did something wrong and then run from it.”
Federal Heights Police Officer Mark Magness, 45, who has been with the department one year, is now under a joint criminal and internal affairs investigation.
The taped evidence contradicts the officer’s claim.
In the incident report filed by Magness, the officer wrote, “I asked the reporting party what happened and he stated, ‘You done this to me.’ I gave a code 4 for medical attention and notified my shift supervisor. My shift supervisor arrived on scene and I had no further contact with the individual.”
There is no mention in the report about Magness’ first encounter with Discua in the field.
However, in the 911 tape recording, the officer talks about seeing Discua earlier in the night.
Magness: “4-15, this would be the male I was just in contact with.”
Dispatcher: “Copy 011.”
Magness: “Code 4. His arm was already broke.”
This is just another of a series of recent reports from across the country of outrageous violence by police. If these allegations turn out to be true, will District Attorney Don Quick prosecute the cop?