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Civil Service Commission: Fired Police Officers Must Be Reinstated

DENVER (CBS4)– Denver’s Civil Service Commission has ruled that two police officers fired from their jobs must be reinstated.

The two officers were fired after they were accused of lying on a report about what they did to a group of women outside the Denver Diner at Colfax & Speer in downtown Denver.

The incident was caught on camera in July 2009. The video was reviewed during the hearing.

The Civil Service Commission said that officers Kevin Devine and Ricky Nixon should be allowed back on the job with back pay.

Manager of Safety Alex J. Martinez released this statement regarding the reinstatement of Officers Devine and Nixon: “The Manager of Safety’s office is committed to fair and impartial decision making based on the facts and circumstances of each individual case. While I respect the authority of the Civil Service Commission hearing officers, as with every case where the disciplinary decision is overturned, I will review the decision and consult with the city attorney’s office to decide if it is appropriate to pursue an appeal.”

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