# Policy brutality
Denver set to pay $325,000 to settle police lawsuit
Many of the lawsuits against the Denver Police Department stem from the George Floyd protests of 2020.Colin Lloyd/Unsplash. (Denver, Colo.) Denver will pay $325,000 to settle another lawsuit involving the police department.
David HeitzI've been in the news business 35 years, spending much of my career in editing roles at local newspapers in Los Angeles, Detroit, and the Quad-Cities of Illinois and Iowa. Upon moving to Denver in 2018, I began experiencing severe mental illness due to several traumatic experiences. I became homeless on the street for about a year before spending time in the state mental hospital. I am living proof that people can rebound from mental illness with proper treatment, even after experiencing homelessness. I consider myself a lucky guy to live in a great place like Denver. I hope my writing reflects the passion I have for living here.