A Civil Service Commission hearing panel has upheld the firing of a cop accused of stomping on the back of a 16-year-old following a foot chase in 2008.
Charles Porter had appealed his firing by former Safety Manager Al LaCabe, who concluded he was one of three cops who beat Juan Vasquez in a north Denver alley.
Porter, Luis Rivera and Cameron Moerman all denied beating the teen. Days after the incident, Rivera and Moerman told internal affairs investigators that after Vasquez was on the ground in handcuffs, Porter jumped on his back.
A commission hearing panel is scheduled to begin hearing Moerman and Rivera's appeal of their firing next week.
Tom McGhee: 303-954-1671 or firstname.lastname@example.org