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After 10 years, fired Denver cops plan to return to work

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 18:07:32-04

DENVER (The Denver Post) — Two Denver police officers plan to return to work following several court rulings saying that they were unjustly fired more than a decade ago after beating a man during an arrest.

The Denver Post reported Monday that the Colorado Supreme Court most recently rejected the case leaving an appeals court decision in place.

The appeals court ruled last year that the Denver Department of Safety did not have the authority to rescind a previous less-severe disciplinary order and fire the officers.

The officers could receive tens of thousands of dollars in back pay equivalent to about 10 years worth their salary.