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Brian Mass | CBS Denver

For the second time this week, CBS4 has obtained Denver police video that led to an officer being disciplined for excessive force.

Officer Chad Sinnema was suspended for four days this week, which was a lesser penalty than was recommended by Denver’s Independent Monitor.

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The most recent video was obtained from a Denver police department body camera that was rolling Aug. 22, 2014, when officers apprehended a suspect in a domestic violence incident in downtown Denver.

According to a departmental order of disciplinary action from Jan. 30, 2015, Officer Chad Sinnema and other officers caught the man, who was almost immediately combative.

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They say he kicked two officers, struggled and disobeyed officers orders.

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