Son of Colo. deputy gets $17,500 in excessive-force suit against Denver PD

The Independent Monitor of Denver is arguing that the two Denver policemen should be fired for filing false reports


By Clayton Sandell and Sarah Netter
ABC News

DENVER — A pair of Denver friends have settled a lawsuit against the city after a controversial police beating that was caught on tape.

Beating victim Michael DeHerrera, 24, said he hopes the settlement will set the framework for the firing of the two Denver officers who threw him to the ground and beat him unconscious.

"It wasn't about money," DeHerrera told "Good Morning America," sitting next to his parents. "It was about making a point."

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