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Denver Officer Fired For Beating To Get His Job Back

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An image from the security camera of the arrest. (credit: city of Denver)

An image from the security camera of the arrest. (credit: city of Denver)

DENVER (CBS4) – One of two Denver police officers fired over a videotaped beating is getting his job back.

Security video showed officers throwing Michael DeHerrera to the ground outside a nightclub in April of 2009. The two officers were accused of lying during the investigation into the arrest.

A civil service hearing panel ruled Randy Murr did not lie about his involvement. The panel says Murr’s firing was inappropriate.

Michael DeHerrera (credit: Denver Police Department)

Michael DeHerrera (credit: Denver Police Department)

Murr will be reinstated with back pay and benefits. The second officer, Devin Sparks, will not be rehired.

LINK: Read The Decision

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