Homebrew: Judge will question D.A. on failure to prosecute brutal sheriff’s deputy
…and more news on the stand around the state
Tomorrow, a Denver judge will ask the city’s District Attorney Mitch Morrissey what The Colorado Independent has been asking for years: Why don’t you take on excessive force cases against law enforcement? The judge will specifically be looking at why the D.A. didn’t prosecute Sheriff’s Deputy Brady Lovingier, who slammed shackled inmate Anthony Waller into a courthouse wall without provocation – a story The Indy broke in 2014. The hearing will take place at 2 p.m., hours before the three year statute-of-limitations runs out on the case. Via The Denver Post.
You can see the video of the attack below and determine for yourself if Morrissey should have taken on the case.
Vandals ran a vehicle into the Cold War Horse, an anti-nuke sculpture near the former site of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant. The piece was slated to be dedicated in October, but the artist says there’s no way to repair it by then. Via Westword.
Democrats buffered the president’s Iran nuclear deal from Republican threats, and Colorado’s Michael Bennet joined the pack. In the meantime, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner told The Gazette that the Democrats threat of a fillibuster was “shameful.”
When it comes to universities deciding whether to suspend people accused of sexual assault, there’s no innocent until proven guilty, for Congressman Jared Polis. “I mean, if there’s 10 people that have been accused and, under a reasonable likelihood standard, maybe one or two did it, seems better to get rid of all 10 people,” The Coloradoan reported him saying to a higher education subcommittee meeting about preventing campus sexual assault.
A Boulder County sheriff’s commander was brushing up on his shooting skills when he hit himself in the leg – a sure fire sign he needed the practice. “I think he’s more embarrassed than anything. He’s a 34-year-veteran of this office and a good solid cop. He’s always really good at pointing out mistakes other people make in a fun way, so this will be good ammo for the rest of us to return fire,” joked sheriff’s division chief Tommy Sloan.
Have you checked out Denver musician and recent Late Night Show guest Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweat’s foot-stomping soul song, S.O.B., about withdrawing from booze? Rateliff told Adam Perry of Westword, “I wrote that song about having delirium tremors in order to make light of it, but it was a pretty traumatic situation. I thought I was dying. I was in another country, and I was alone.”
Want to hear the song? Here you go.
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