Hispanics and African Americans called on Perea to resign or fire the officers. The city's independent police monitor has said the officers should have been fired for trying to cover up what happened.
The video showed the officers striking a man talking on his cell phone as he watched his friend's arrest. The police department recently opened an internal investigation, after which the FBI said it would continue with its own probe.
A separate altercation was caught on video recently between a man walking his dogs and two Denver police officers.
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