Denver has fired a police officer caught on video wrestling a woman into submission in a holding cell struggle to remove her belt and shoes.Officer James Medina, a 15-year veteran of the force, was fired on March 4 for using excessive force and failing to report the incident to superiors, according to police disciplinary records released Tuesday.In using inappropriate force, Medina placed the woman at “great and unnecessary risk of serious bodily injury or death,” the disciplinary report said. Medina, who claims that the woman never lost consciousness in the incident, has hired an attorney and is appealing the termination, hoping to get his job back. On July 10, 2014, Medina, other officers and Denver firefighters were called to a fast food restaurant at 3200 Downing St. on a report of a “sick and intoxicated” man. The man was being placed into custody of Denver Cares when a couple, identified as Seryina Trujillo and her boyfriend, interfered with the process, according to police records.Trujillo was handcuffed after a struggle, and was being led to a police car when she spit in the face of officer Cheryl Smith, according to the disciplinary report. As Trujillo was being placed into a patrol car she kicked Medina in the face, and he responded by punching her in the face, the report said. Trujillo was taken to District 2 to be booked and processed on suspicion of assault on a police officer, interference and resisting. In a holding cell at the station, Medina told Trujillo to take off her shoes and belt, but Trujillo refused, the report said. After a struggle, recorded on camera, in which Medina can be heard telling Trujillo to “not bite” him, Medina is able to “pin her down and he removed her belt and shoes.” During the struggle, as Medina pinned Trujillo’s neck with his knee, she appeared to go limp, the report said.Medina used “inappropriate force when he engaged in a physical struggle” in the holding cell with Trujillo, according to the report, placing his knee on her neck which “likely caused her to become unconscious.”Medina should have … – Click Here To Visit Article Source