DENVER — Two police officers who beat and pepper-sprayed a group of women outside a Denver diner to quell a disturbance plan to appeal a judge's decision upholding their firings.

The Denver Post reports ( ) the attorney for officers Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine said Friday the case would head to the Colorado Court of Appeals.

A Denver judge on Thursday upheld the firings stemming from the July 2009 incident. Authorities have videos of the beatings.

The Civil Service Commission reinstated the officers, but the city appealed to District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Starr, who said the commission erred in keeping the officers on the job.

The officers had been working in photo radar and on desk duty since the incident.