“He hasn’t once indicted an officer under criminal charges regarding excessive force or homicide.”
Alex Landau of the Colorado Progressive Coalition says Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has failed the people of Denver by failing to prosecute Denver police officers and sheriffs involved in excessive force and killings.
Landau himself received an $800,000 settlement for his injuries following his 2009 beating by Denver police officers Tiffany Middleton, Randy Murr, and Ricky Nixon. Two of the officers involved in his case were later fired when they were caught lying about another beating case involving Michael DeHerrera. Officer Ricky Nixon who was involved in Landau’s case was implicated in a Denver Diner excessive force case a few months after the Landau beating. Officer Randy Murr was involved in both the Landau beating and the DeHerrera beating. Morrissey has been in office for 11 years.