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Criminal Justice:

Greene: Despite promises of reform, Hancock and team failed to seek answers, accountability in excessive force homicide

A disturbing report outlines Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s inaction in response to sheriff’s deputies’ killing of a mentally ill homeless man in Denver’s jail. The […]...

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March 19, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

GREENE: Mennonite criminal investigator will take the stand in capital case. Here’s why her testimony could be pivotal.

(This story has been updated.) The investigator who has spent nearly two weeks in jail for refusing to testify for prosecutors in a death penalty […]...

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March 12, 2018 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ACLU suit accuses El Paso County sheriff of illegally detaining prisoners for ICE

The ACLU of Colorado on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, accusing him of illegally detaining prisoners at […]...

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February 27, 2018 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Judge jails defense investigator after she refuses to testify in death penalty case, citing her religious beliefs

A prominent criminal defense investigator in Colorado is in jail for refusing to testify in a capital case she says is in conflict with her […]...

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February 27, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Supreme Court orders judge to justify hiding records about misconduct in DA George Brauchler’s office

The state Supreme Court has granted The Colorado Independent’s emergency petition for help in our fight to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in a death […]...

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February 8, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Greene: How Denver’s outgoing safety manager earned the nickname “STeflon” O’Malley

Stephanie O’Malley made headlines Monday when her boss, Mayor Michael Hancock, announced she’ll no longer be running Denver’s safety department and that he’s reassigning her […]...

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February 7, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Greene: Another police beating caught on video. But how many are not?

You know that tree, the proverbial one that falls in the forest and raises the old question of how we know it made a sound […]...

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February 2, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Indy takes fight over Brauchler’s office misconduct files to Supreme Court

The Colorado Independent has turned to the state Supreme Court for help in our fight to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in a death penalty […]...

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February 1, 2018 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Greene: Copout

Friday’s deadline came and went for Beth McCann to make things right in one of Colorado’s longest and most twisted injustices. In choosing to perpetuate […]...

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January 27, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Greene: Beth McCann, Colorado’s newest innocence denier

Beth McCann won her seat as Denver District Attorney on a promise to restore public confidence in an office notorious for defending law enforcement at […]...

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January 23, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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Colorado Earth Day 2018

On April 21st, thousands of Coloradans and a diverse collection of leaders will come together to celebrate Earth Day with the Sierra Club. Together, Coloradans […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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