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Denver police officers investigated by FBI for civ…  

A pair of Denver police officers who physically assaulted a 19-year-old are now being investigated for civil rights violations. The two police stopped Alex Landau for a traffic violation just after midnight on January 15, 2009, and attempted to search his trunk. When the man objected, the police began beating and mocking him. The traffic violation charges against Landau were dropped after he filed a lawsuit alleging the beating left him with brain damage. It was settled out of court for nearly $800,000. Neither officer faced state charges in the case, but both were later separately fired in different excessive force cases. One of them has since been reinstated to a desk job. If the FBI finds that they violated the young man's civil rights, they may face further punishment. If you have been hurt due to the dangerous behavior of someone else, contact the personal injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770.

Sudden cardiac arrest less deadly if victim receiv…  

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in this country, killing more 325,000 people every year. It is most commonly caused by a ventricular fibrillation, an error in the body's electrical signaling system that causes the heart to stop beating properly. When a person falls into sudden cardiac arrest, his or her brain stops receiving oxygenated blood, putting the individual at serious risk of losing brain function should he or she survive the heart attack. The American Heart Association advises citizens to learn how to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to increase a sudden cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival. Performing CPR can help you keep a person alive long enough for medical help to arrive while reducing the risk of brain damage. It is important that everyone knows how to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest and how to properly respond to this event.