DENVER - The man who oversees Denver's police force has resigned amid anger over his decision not to fire police officers caught on video hitting a man during a violent arrest last year.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper said Monday that Ronald Perea resigned as the city's manager of safety. Perea will leave his job as manager of safety Aug. 31.
Hispanics and African Americans had called on Perea to resign or fire the two officers. The city's independent police monitor has said the officers involved should have been fired for trying to cover up what happened.
The video showed the officers striking a man who was talking on his cell phone as he watched his friend's arrest. The incident is now being investigated by the FBI and the police department.