Shortly after the Denver City Council authorized a $360,000 settlement
in an alleged 2009 police brutality incident at the Denver Diner
, a judge's ruling led to the firing of officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine. However, they reportedly
plan to appeal the decision -- and clues to their possible arguments can be found in a lawsuit filed by Nixon, who was also accused of brutality in the 2009 beating of Alex Landau
. In it, he charges Denver with violating his civil rights by bowing to political and media pressure. Photos, video, original documents and details below.