- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

DENVER (AP) - The Denver board that oversees the discipline of sheriff’s deputies has overturned the city’s firing of two deputies accused of lying during internal investigations.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1RSJCe9 ) the Career Service Authority board has accused the city of inappropriately firing Deputy William Lewis and Rosanna Jenkins.

Lewis was fired in September 2014 for failing to report another deputy who punched an inmate. Jenkins was fired in July 2014 over alleged racially offensive comments. They have both been reinstated.

Both deputies won their appeals earlier this year after a hearing officer found them to be credible.

Department of Safety Spokeswoman Daelene Mix says the city hasn’t decided whether to appeal the cases to the Denver District Court. She did say the city believes disciplinary action against the deputies was warranted.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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