Aurora police apologize after mistakenly detaining young mom at gunpoint

By Bayan Wang, The Denver Channel

It was obvious that a young mother was still very shaken Wednesday following her first encounter with Aurora Police Department officers.

On Nov. 13, 24-year-old Ana Castanada was pulled over by police near N. Galena Street and N. Colfax Avenue. Her 3-year-old child was in the back seat.

Officers approached her vehicle with their guns drawn and put her in handcuffs while she was laying on her stomach before sitting her up on the curb.

The car she was driving was reported stolen, but even officers found it a bit strange that she pulled over as soon as she saw the sirens behind her.


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