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Photos: Alex Landau faces Alex Martinez at Michael DeHerrera police brutality rally

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Big photos below.
Earlier this week, Alex Landau, who was brutally beaten by police in 2009, expressed frustration about the reinstatement of an officer previously fired in a separate incident involving Michael DeHerrera, and also complained about Manager of Safety Alex Martinez's decision not to meet with him about continuing delays in the investigation of his case.

Well, today, Landau came face to face with Martinez -- plus Denver mayor Michael Hancock and Denver police chief Robert White -- at a rally decrying brutality.

Participants called for the firing of Officer Randy Murr, who was involved in both Landau's and DeHerrera's pummelings. Our Danielle Lirette captured the drama in vivid photos of the aforementioned attendees, plus Anthony and Denise DeHerrera, Michael's parents, and members of the Colorado Progressive Coalition, who turned out in force. Check them out below, along with a CPC release about the event.

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Photo by Danielle Lirette

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Photo by Danielle Lirette

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Photo by Danielle Lirette
Continue to see more photos of today's police brutality rally.

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davidccouper
davidccouper

Police use of excessive force, corruption and other misconduct hurts everyone – including the police -- in terms of lost cooperation, support and trust – which, in turn, diminishes their effectiveness. And remember: policing in a democracy is best accomplished by those who are carefully selected, well-trained and led, controlled in their use of force, honest, courteous to every person, and closely in touch with the communities they serve. For more, follow one police reformer’s blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com and my new book on improving police.

weldcountysucks
weldcountysucks

If I were to beat someones face like that id be in prison for yrs why do these slimey pigs just get to use their badges as a get out of jail pass then they get paid for their crimes WTF our justice system is just a big organized crime ring with the back support of the mayor and his cronies.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

I know a picture tells a thousand words, but those 10,000 words might come in handy.

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

At least I got part of the story from the press release. Hope the sadists get sacked permanently, as they should.

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