A decade after its first iteration, pepper spray is back in the news, and with good reason.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has taken up the case of a Colorado man who was arrested after a SWAT team used pepper spray on him during a house raid.

In an article in the Denver Post, David Henningsen detailed the experience of a SWAT officer who was pepper-sprayed in August 2011 while executing a search warrant at a home in Greeley, Colorado.

Henningses article, which was shared on social media and shared on a number of local and national news outlets, sparked outrage in Greelees community.

Police used pepper-gas in the aftermath of the raid, with an officer being hit with two bags of pepper spray in the process.

The officer was able to call for backup after the second round of pepper-spikes, but he was not arrested.

“They’re spraying pepper spray at you because they know you’re in a hurry, and they’re going to give you a second chance,” said the officer’s son, David.

“I think it’s a bit over the top.”

David Henners article has since been shared more than 25,000 times, with thousands of people commenting on the story.

“I think this officer’s story is one of the most courageous stories I’ve seen,” Henning said in an interview with the Huffington Post.

“And if the cop’s family has to see that story, it’s going to make them cry.”

Since the release of the Hennningsen article, Colorado has seen two other cases of SWAT officers being arrested for pepper- spraying.

The first occurred on January 3, when an officer was pepper sprayed while executing an arrest warrant on a man in Greelee.

In that incident, a SWAT-style team sprayed the man with a chemical agent.

“We were in a house in Greeleys house, and the officer had just taken off his jacket and was spraying pepper into the house,” the police chief told the Denver Daily News.

“It was a big scene, and a lot of officers were involved.

I don’t think it was a particularly successful raid.”

According to a separate incident, on January 22, a Greeley SWAT officer was in the middle of executing a warrant when he was sprayed in the face.

In the video, which shows him lying on the ground, he can be seen holding his hand up in an apparent attempt to stop the spraying.

“There was a SWAT squad and two other officers in the house, with their back to the house.

The suspect had his hands in the air.

I was in a safe place,” said a witness who said he witnessed the incident.

The third incident involved a SWAT member who was spray-painting a woman’s car in her driveway.

“That was just a really stupid thing to do.

I would say he was spraying the woman’s vehicle,” said another witness.

The first two cases of pepper spraying were reportedly conducted in response to a domestic dispute, but this time the officers were in response at the home of a homeless man who had been sleeping there for several days.

“The officer’s wife was asleep on the couch, so he went up and started spraying her,” the officer said.

“This is a situation where we’ve been seeing an uptick in incidents where officers have been pepper- sprayed, and I think it just shows the importance of protecting officers and their families,” said Hennies son, who has a concealed carry permit and lives in the nearby town of Greeley.

“When they spray a person in the street, that’s not a good thing,” said Mark Guevara, an attorney who is an attorney at the ACLU of Colorado.

“When it’s an officer who’s under siege, they don’t want to be a target of that kind of spray.

When it’s someone who’s just trying to sleep and their children are playing in the yard, it can’t be good.”

A similar incident occurred in February of this year, when a man who refused to leave his home in a neighboring community was pepper sprayed by police while sleeping in his own home.

The man was later arrested and charged with violating the city of Greeleys new nuisance ordinance, and was eventually convicted on the charge of aggravated assault.

In February, he was sentenced to three years in prison.

Henein, who works as an attorney and is also an advocate for law enforcement, told HuffPost he does not believe the current situation warrants the kind of drastic changes the department is trying to push.

“It’s a good idea to have a little pepper spray for everyone, but you should not force people to have it,” he said.

“You should be able to use pepper spray to disperse a situation without it causing any kind of harm.”

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