Six years after unprovoked beating, Denver cop finally fired

Denver Police Officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine maced four women without provocation and shoved them to the ground in 2009, then lied about it for years.

Video contradicting the officers' testimony was finally released in 2011, leading to the officers' dismissal — but then the Denver Police Department re-hired them. Even after the women were awarded damages, they continued to campaign to get the corrupt officers fired, and finally, after six years, the Denver Civil Service Commission reversed its earlier decision and fired Ricky Nixon (Kevin Devine had already quit).

After 6 years, the Civil Service Commission finally brought an end to an excessive force dispute with the Denver Police Department and fired the officer involved.

Back in July of 2009 four women were seen being shoved to the ground and even maced by Denver Police Officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine. This incident was caught on camera outside a Denver Diner.

Video evidence determined fate of Denver officer in excessive force dispute, fired after 6 years [KDVR]

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