Victim responds after 2 DPD officers reinstated

Posted: January 17, 2012 in NEWS, POLICE STATE
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DENVER – Another round of reaction came Saturday after two fired Denver Police officers were reinstated to the force.

Officers Kevin Devine and Ricky Nixon, accused of excessive force and lying on reports, received full reinstatement and back-pay after a decision by the Civil Service Commission.

Hearing officers Susan Eckert, Lawrence Leff and Rhonda Rhodes ordered that Officers Kevin Devine and Ricky Nixon return to work after their termination in April 2011.

The two officers were seen on video in July 2009 at the Denver Diner near Speer Boulevard and Colfax Avenue wrestling handcuffed women to the ground and spraying them in the face with pepper spray.

The city fired Devine and Nixon, who were accused of lying on their reports about the incident by making it appear they were defending themselves.



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