09/07/2011

Denver cops fired over beating reinstated

Two officers were fired after a man was beaten outside a nightclub

By Joey Bunch
The Denver Post

DENVER — The Denver Civil Service Commission on Tuesday reinstated two police officers who had been fired after the beating of 24-year-old Michael DeHerrera outside a LoDo nightclub in 2009.

No information was released on the reasons for reinstating Officer Devin Sparks and Cpl. Randy Murr, who were fired in March after an investigation found that Sparks assaulted DeHerrera and that both officers lied about it.

Denver Manager of Safety Ashley Kilroy issued a written statement at 9:30 p.m., adding that no further comment would be made on the decision "as the disciplinary process continues."

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