On July 12, 2009 Officer’s Nixon and Devine brutalized four young women as they were leaving the Denver Diner. The women were billy clubbed, maced, handcuffed, arrested, and wrongfully prosecuted. The women, through their attorney’s have filed suit against the officers and the City and County of Denver. Read the below complaint for the full details of the incident.
Manager of Safety Charlie Garcia has continued his lil crusade against lying cops by terminating another Denver police officer. Yesterday, Garcia terminated Detective Jay Estrada. According to the Denver Post, Garcia terminated Estrada for “mishandling information in the case of a pregnant woman who lost her baby in a hit-and- run accident.” Apparently, in December 2010, Laurie Gorham Sherlock was crossing the street in her Stapleton neighborhood when she was run over. Estrada was involved in the investigation and neglected to follow up on a tip he received. He the lied to Internal Affairs. Now he has been fired and the rank-and-file and the union is probably up- in-arms. Boy do they hate Charlie Garcia. The infighting is glorious…
Former Detective Jay Estrada
According to our complicated calculations, with Estrada gone, that means 6 down and 1194 to go. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. The common thread here is that these officers were caught lying. Clearly, Garcia does not give a fuck about officers and/or deputies that kill people, such as Sgt. Carrie Rodriguez and deputies James Grimes, Faun Gomez, Kenneth Robinette and Kyle Sharp, who are the murderers of Marvin Booker. Or crazy motha fuckers like officer Shawn Miller that repeatedly assault the most vulnerable of citizens.
Even in instances such as when Officers Randy Murr, Devin Sparks, and Ricky Nixon were terminated it was not due to their atrocious and brutal behavior. Nor was it due to the fact that they lied. Rather it was because they were caught lying. Garcia ain’t fooling us, and unless he disbands the entire police department and allows citizen and community based approaches to policing, separated from the state, I will continue to not be impressed. Clearly, this will not happen anytime soon nor would it be a process in which the state willingly relinquishes power.
On that note here are some videos to go on and rile people up.
The Denver Post is reporting that the Denver City Council met on Monday and is paying a $795k settlement to Alexander Landau. The amount is the largest payout in the citiy’s history concerning a beat down case. It is safe to assume that that does not consider cases in which victims are murdered.
What is surprising about this is not only the significant amount of money, but also the quickness in which a settlement has been reached. The Complaint was filed in January and they are already talking settlement. Of course the money fails to address the systemic issues at hand, additionally, in no way can the payout repair the physical and psychological trauma. That said, congrats to Mr. Landau.
Additionally, two of the 4 officers terminated by Charlie Garcia were involved in the beating of Landau. Randy Murr was terminated for reasons related to the beating of Michael DeHerrera and Ricky Nixon was recently axed related to the beating of several women outside of the Denver Diner. It should be noted that Nixon also killed a woman in 2006.
Manager of Safety Charley Garcia has shit canned two more Denver Police officers. From our calculations that is 4 down and about 1196 to go.
Officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine have been terminated for violating the “Commission of a Deceptive Act,” meaning they lied. Officers Nixon and Devine were caught on a HALO camera on July 12, 2009 beating, macing, and billy clubbing women and men outside of the Denver Diner. It remains unclear if any lawsuits have been filed from the incident. The officer’s must have lied during the internal investigation. They were not terminated for the excessive force, rather they were terminated for lying about the incident.
Courtesy of CBS 4, Still image from a HALO Camera
Check out the video footage, as reported by CBS 4 news, here
Unfortunately, we are unable to find the video on youtube, so let us know if you see it floating around