Denver Diner police beating: Lawsuits accuse Denver Police Dept. of cover-up (PHOTOS)

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Ms. Ortega (far left) is wearing a salmon/pink colored skirt with a white blouse; Officer Nixon (third from left) is a uniformed Denver Police Officer and Caucasian male with a shaved head who is wearing black gloves; Ms. Pena (far right) is wearing a red dress and has brown hair; Ms. Carrillo (on ground) is wearing jeans and a black t-shirt with a light red pattern in the front, currently handcuffed and seated with her head pressed forward; and an unknown Caucasian male (second from left) wearing a gray shirt and black pants is an employee from the Denver Diner.

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Ms. Vidal (top right) is wearing a white top and a black skirt; Ms. Ortega (bottom right); Officer Nixon (second from left); Ms. Pena (middle); Ms. Carrillo (on ground); unknown Denver Diner male (far left); and Ms. Boren and Ms. Thomas (far right) are currently not visible as they are behind the bicycle and tree.

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Officer Devine (top middle) is a uniformed Denver Police Officer with brown hair, holding a baton in his right hand; Ms. Boren and Ms. Thomas (far right) are currently obstructed as they are behind the bicycle and tree, although Ms. Thomas' arm can be seen coming into the picture from behind the tree; Ms. Ortega (bottom middle); Officer Nixon (top left); Ms. Pena (bottom right); unknown Denver Diner male (far left); Ms. Carrillo (on ground); and Ms. Vidal (top right).

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Ms. Boren (far right) is a Caucasian female, standing next to the bicycle taxi, with blond hair wearing a red dress and white blouse. Ms. Thomas (far right) is African-American, standing to the right of Ms. Boren. Both women are facing Officer Devine (middle), who is grabbing and pulling on Ms. Thomas' right arm. In Image 4, Officer Devine can be seen smoking a large cigar.

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Ms. Boren is pushed by Officer Devine and thrown backwards onto the ground. Fransisco Macias and Jay Spencer (top right) and other males are seen as well.

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Ms. Thomas is on the ground at the feet of Officer Nixon after being thrown down by Officer Devine. Ms. Thomas is unable to get up at this point.

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Officer Devine took his cigar out of his mouth and threw it to the ground. He then lunged towards Ms. Ortega and with his baton and shoved her backwards. Officer Devine then grabbed Ms. Ortega's left arm, partially spun her, and pulled her towards him. Ms. Ortega fell to her knees, and Officer Devine placed Ms. Ortega's left arm behind her back, and in a wrist lock. While holding Ms. Ortega's arm behind her back, Officer Devine forcibly placed his baton in between Ms. Ortega's neck and shoulder blade. Ms. Ortega was subdued, and at no time was she resisting arrest or combating Officer Devine. Ms. Ortega suffered bruising to her chest due to Officer Devine's violence against her.

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Officer Nixon approached Ms. Ortega while she was on her knees, restrained by Officer Devine. At point blank range, Officer Nixon pepper sprayed Ms. Ortega in the face and eyes. Ms. Ortega was immediately overcome with extreme and severe pain. Ms. Ortega screamed out, asking why she had been pepper sprayed.

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Officer Nixon is pepper spraying Ms. Thomas (Image 16), and then approaching closer and pepper spraying Ms. Boren (Image 17).

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Ms. Pena (middle) wearing the red dress is pleading with Officer Devine to not hurt Ms. Ortega.

Kelly Boren vs. The City and County of Denver


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acsmith1972
acsmith1972

So the dummy that watched and said they did everything right suggests all officers punch women in the face that are handcuffed and have already been maced? If that's the proper procedure in Colorado it means the police out there are pussies that would otherwise get their asses kicked by handcuffed women.

Collinitzki
Collinitzki

Colorado cops are the champs when it comes to brutality, corruption and dereliction of duty. Seems like there's a new incident every week.

DPD=Thugs,Rapists&Liars
DPD=Thugs,Rapists&Liars

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Police Family Violence Fact Sheet

Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, (1, 2) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population.(3) A third study of older and more experienced officers found a rate of 24% (4), indicating that domestic violence is 2-4 times more common among police families than American families in general. A police department that has domestic violence offenders among its ranks will not effectively serve and protect victims in the community.5, 6, 7, 8 Moreover, when officers know of domestic violence committed by their colleagues and seek to protect them by covering it up, they expose the department to civil liability.7

ROWDY
ROWDY

BARBARIANS!!!  What an embarrassment to the human race!!!  Getting off on beating INNOCENT, helpless women who are begging them not to hurt them!!! 

Gwoodfo
Gwoodfo

just sickening... for shame

Sharpshooter
Sharpshooter

Hey, Officer Pusscake! Yeah, you, fatass, with the cigar in your mouth! You like beating up girls? Make you feel like a manly man? Is it helping with your erectile dysfunction? Do you have to slap your wife and mistress around like that before you can tell the difference between your rifle and your gun? Maybe I ought to ask your skinhead boyfriend, he seems to like punching womens tickets, too! I bet you two talk all kinds of tough shit about your fearsome exploits while you're pumping each other down at the gym, don'tcha? Yeah, you're a real tough guy. There isn't a tampon big enough to stuff up a pussy the size of you. Good luck @ McDonalds, fuckstick!

Exador
Exador

After they win their case against the city, sue the officers personally.  Go after their pensions, their homes, dock their future wages.  Only after enough personal judgements will these officers know they are not immune.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Why did take so long to fire these shitbags?  Were they busy sucking the cocks of the city attorney's office?

Mrs. A
Mrs. A

omg....how sad........

Graeme
Graeme

Those cops are pussies. Can't bother to do their job, just wanna hit women. Also, since one was off duty, why isn't he being charged with assault? He was acting as a civilian, regardless of him being uniformed. Stack the charges onto those sad little men.

Stealth2
Stealth2

Any headshots of the cop? I mean, the victims, perhaps, but a possible criminal loose on the streets who has a history of beating innocent victims? Yeah, I'd like to be able to recognize him, please.

RyanJohnSmith
RyanJohnSmith

Does anyone else think that by requiring Denver swine to have a college degree, a la Lakewood, that it would cut down on the applicants simply looking for a job where they are given such power with the least amount of work ? Does anyone believe that people with college educations would seek to become filth ? Besides the ones that really had an interest in protecting people ?

Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake
Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake

Consult the Milgram and/or Stanford Prison Experiments. Education has very little if anything to do with it.

RyanJohnSmith
RyanJohnSmith

Mmmkay " Captain "

Education is TOTALLY overrated; You're right !

Now go get your shine box piggy.

Pete
Pete

This type of brutality happens everyday because, instead of oversite the police have  cozy relationships with the local prosecutors and courts. They are not only allowed but, acually encouraged to lie in their reports and  on the witness stand by DA's looking to make their conviction records . If caught, they are never changed with perjury like you or I would be. 97%  of people charged with crime plead guilty because they know the deck is stacked against them. We lead the world in  sending innocent  people to prison. Faced with this criminal "justice" system these women (like everybody else) cut a deal. They didn't wind up in prison (for doing nothing wrong) but, now they have a record, a record which will be used against them the next time they have an interaction with the police. I hope these women prevail in the Federal Courts but I wouldn't hold out to much hope. The authorities have already worked the system to their distinct advantage, as they always do, by moving the trial away from a jury of decent people in Denver. Watch out for a bench trial with a  judge whos allegiance is in perserving the status quo by protecting the these prosecutors. A local jury was really their only chance at what litte justice chould have been available to them. The authorities knew that and moved the venue.

Red
Red

And BTW- I do believe that the law applied in this case will be CO. law, not Federal law. I am curious as to the grounds cited for removal to Federal court- the article is not clear on that.

Red
Red

ok- It's in Federal Court. Big deal. The jury pool is STILL going to drawn from the citizens of Denver- and the plaintiffs have an absolute right to a jury. It's NOT the judge's decision, nor is it the defendant's alone (tho' he can request a jury even if the plaintiffs want a bench trial). Federal juries are drawn from the local population.So- it's still going to be a local jury. Unless they plan to bus them in from Montana?

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

We need a new DA in Denver -- will Morrissey's name be the only one on the ballot again in 2012?

Guest
Guest

Devine looks like the type of guy that is well known city wide for stuffing brown tubular objects in his mouth and sucking on them no matter what else is going on. Not to mention looking like 300 lbs. of shit crammed in a 10 pound blue sack. Just once I'd like to see some fat lump of crap Denver cop like him try this shit on a Navy SEAL or combat trained Marine and watch that porker get his guts pulled out his asshole by a REAL tough guy. Given the number of incidents DPD is involved in, the odds favor something like that happening eventually.

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