CBS4 learned that on May 25, Manager of Safety Charles Garcia signed orders terminating Officer Kenneth Briggle, who had been with the department for 19 years.
CBS4 has learned two more Denver police officers may lose their jobs as the chief’s office has recommended they both be fired.
Denver’s Manager of Safety fired two patrol officers Monday for “Commission of a Deceptive Act” during the course of an excessive force incident.
Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman is recommending two officers accused of excessive force and falsifying reports in a 2009 incident keep their jobs, in another case that was caught on videotape by a city camera.
In an email to all members of the Denver Police Department, Chief Gerry Whitman says claims he ordered an officer fired in an effort to hang on to his job are “ridiculous and untrue.”
CBS4 has learned that the Denver Police Protective Association, the union representing most Denver Police Officers, has scheduled an emergency meeting for Monday to discuss recent disciplinary moves.
CBS4 has learned that Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman is now recommending the termination of Officer Devin Sparks, who was caught on videotape throwing Michael DeHerrera to the ground in 2009.
CBS4 has learned that Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman has signed up for Denver’s Deferred Retirement Option, or “DROP” plan, which means his career with the Denver Police Department will be over in five years, at most.