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Denver Smith

From Bloomingpedia

Denver Smith, a member of the Indiana University football team was shot in an altercation with the police on September 12, 1983, after he allegedly threatened motorists with a tire tool and then attacked police officers.

Controversy still surrounds the incident, as Smith was an African American and the four responding officers are caucasian.

In August 2006 Smith's wife Cynequa Smith filed a Federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Bloomington, the Bloomington Police Department and four BPD officers involved in his death.