Police beating? John Hickenlooper not taking position on case, but wants FBI to weigh in

Yesterday, we told you about a disagreement between the Office of the Independent Monitor's Richard Rosenthal and Manager of Safety Ron Perea over the April 2009 Denver Police beating of Michael DeHerrera. A video seems to show DeHerrera being attacked by Officer Devin Sparks while he's talking on a cell phone, but Perea determined that nothing untoward took place. Rosenthal disagrees, and now Mayor John Hickenlooper wants another agency to look into the case: the FBI.