Denver police brutality scandal: A multimedia timeline
April 11, 2011: Garcia fires two more officers, Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine, over a July 2009 incident at the Denver Diner in which cops allegedly beat women to the ground and maced one of them. Nixon was one of the three officers named in the Alex Landau beating.
May 2, 2011: The City of Denver settles Landau's lawsuit for $795,000, one of the largest police-brutality payouts in city history. By this point, two of the three officers involved -- Murr and Nixon -- have already been fired for their involvement in other police-misconduct incidents.
May 6, 2011: In his quarterly report, Rosenthal reveals that Sellers, the officer accused of attacking a volunteer firefighter, received a 40-day suspension, a punishment Rosenthal believed was too light.
May 6, 2011: Anti-police-violence protesters rally to demand justice for Marvin Booker:
May 9, 2011: All officers involved in the jailhouse death of Marvin Booker are cleared of any wrongdoing. At the press conference announcing the decision, city officials release videos of the incident and a forty-page report from the investigation, which Rosenthal calls "one of the most comprehensive and thorough that I have seen since I began monitoring activities six and a half years ago."
May 10, 2011: Booker's family members call on federal investigators to look into the jailhouse-death investigation.
More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Police misconduct: Denver ranks number one in terms of excessive force complaints."