Last week, we shared allegations against a Denver police officer caught on video punching a suspect six times in the face and tripping a pregnant woman. In addition, officers were accused of deleting the video, which was later said to have been recovered from a cloud-based storage system.
|A screen capture from footage obtained by Fox31. More images and a video below.|
Around the time Fox31 broke the story, the Denver Police Department tweeted about media ethics, prompting us to speculate that the brass was unhappy about the report -- and that's definitely the case. The department has now issued a long response deeming the officer's actions justified, questioning the veracity of the person who recorded the video and blasting the station's actions. Details, photos, videos and the DPD's complete statement below.
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