Two more Denver police officers have been fired, accused of lying about excessive force.
The officers were fired Monday for lying about an incident in July of 2009. The officers were on a disturbance call at Denver Diner, when one officer was seen pushing several women, while another officer maced a woman in the face. The incident was caught on surveillance. Officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine can still appeal the firings.
The president of the Denver Police Protective Association is defending the officers, saying they did everything right. Denver’s manager of safety disagrees, saying that lies or inappropriate force will not be tolerated.
Two other Denver officers were fired two weeks ago in connection to another arrest.