Police brutality: Independent monitor says chokeholding Denver cop deserved to be fired

The firing of two Denver cops over the Michael DeHerrera beating. The sacking of two more officers for billy-clubbing and macing at the Denver Diner. The $795,000 payout to brutality victim Alexander Landau. The bad PR keeps coming for the Denver Police Department. The latest? Two more officers Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal thinks were punished too lightly, including one who assaulted volunteer firefighter Jared Lunn.
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