The Colorado Progressive Coalition is challenging Denver Police Chief Robert White’s delay in recommending discipline for cops accused of beating a man bloody in a case the city settled for $795,000, reports the Denver Post. The case involves the 2009 arrest and beating of Alexander Landau after he was stopped for a traffic violation.
“It is important to me that I make an intelligent decision based on all the facts in front of me,” White said. “I decided to get a re-enactment to get a better understanding of where people were positioned, why they made their decisions. It is just a matter of getting the officers, getting the cars in their positions to find out what people did and why they did it.” The Progressive Coalition said Landau has waited nearly 40 months for a recommendation. “The decision by White contradicts both his public and private assurances that the recommendation for officer discipline would be given to the manager of safety within two weeks of receiving the investigation,” the group said.