Dozens of people protested a decision to let a Denver police officer return to his job on Friday.
One of two Denver police officers fired over a videotaped beating is getting his job back.
The Civil Service Commission ruled Monday that two officers can be terminated for a high-profile, videotaped beating in a case that cost one top-ranking city official his job and sparked calls for a federal civil rights investigation.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the city will appeal a controversial decision to rehire two police officers. They were fired after beating a man in 2009.
Two Denver police officers have their jobs back after being fired in March over an aggressive arrest in LoDo.
It’s been ordered that two Denver police officers fired in a highly publicized case for beating up a young man in LoDo get their jobs back.
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.