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Officers Cleared in 2009 Beating

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- A Denver Police Department review has found insufficient evidence to support allegations of officer misconduct in a 2009 beating.

The city released results of the review Friday.

Alexander Landau says officers pulled him over and beat him after he balked at having his vehicle searched. He reached a $795,000 settlement with the city in 2011.

Denver's independent police monitor recommended no discipline for the three officers involved, though they've been reprimanded for failing to make complete reports, and no officers were charged. Two of the officers were fired over separate excessive force cases, but one was reinstated. The city is appealing the other officer's reinstatement by a civil service panel.

Independent monitor Nicholas Mitchell says he's disappointed Landau's allegation of racial bias by an internal affairs investigator wasn't investigated.


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