03/15/2011 09:41 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Denver Police Chief Recommends Firing Officer In Beating Incident

Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman has recommended termination for Officer Devin Sparks, who was accused of using unnecessary force in the beating of a citizen in Lower Downtown, according to Nick Rogers, president of the Police Protective Association.

Rogers condemned Whitman's decision, saying that months ago the chief had recommended a six-day suspension for Sparks and a three-day suspension for Cpl. Randy Murr, who was also investigated in the beating of then 23-year-old Michael DeHerrera.

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