The three officers are accused of badly beating 18-year-old Jordan Miles during an arrest in January 2010. Miles filed a federal civil rights suit claiming physical and psychological injuries.
In motions filed Monday, the attorneys for officers David Sisak, Michael Saldutte and Richard Ewing sought to limit testimony from a city police commander and bar mentioning that the charges against Miles were dropped at a preliminary hearing.
The officers also want separate trials on liability and a second to determine damages, if necessary.
The trial is set to begin July 16.