DENVER
02/20/2013 06:25 pm ET Updated Apr 22, 2013

Civil Service Panel Upholds Firing Of 1 Officer In Michael DeHerrera Beating, Reinstates Second

A Civil Service panel has upheld the firing of one of two Denver police officers fired for lying about their involvement in a videotaped beating outside a LoDo bar, but it reinstated the second officer with back pay and benefits.

Officer Devin Sparks and Cpl. Randy Murr were accused of using inappropriate force in arresting Michael DeHerrera in April 2009 and then lying about it.

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