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The Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 7: There’s something fishy going on with that Taser

On July 9, 2010, 56-year-old Marvin Booker was arrested on an outstanding warrant for drug possession. As he waited in the booking area into the […]...

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July 2, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

EVENT: What about the Taser? A conversation about the Marvin Booker case

Marvin Booker died seven years ago this month at the hands of officers at the Denver jail. But serious questions linger about the authenticity of […]...

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July 1, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Events, Past Events, The Beats, Uncategorized

Supporters await the release of disabled demonstrators jailed for occupying Cory Gardner’s office

UPDATE: The disabled demonstrators were released from jail early Saturday morning— the last one leaving at around 2 a.m., according to media reports. “The protesters […]...

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June 30, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

GREENE: Slain preacher’s family alleges that Denver officers rigged Taser evidence

The family of the homeless street preacher killed in Denver’s jail in 2010 wants the new district attorney to investigate whether the officers responsible switched […]...

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June 26, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

Charges filed in botched transgender surgery case; victim blames a broken health care system

The Denver District Attorney’s office today filed charges against a man who reportedly removed another person’s testicles last week in a botched surgery. The victim, […]...

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May 23, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Judge orders re-release of man mistakenly set free from prison decades early

Denver inmate Rene Lima-Marin, who returned to prison three years ago after mistakenly being released decades early from a 98-year sentence, was ordered released from […]...

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May 16, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver’s safety oversight board blasts Hancock administration’s decision in jail killing case

The board that reviews disciplinary decisions in Denver’s Safety Department says it’s “extremely troubled” by Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s handling of the officers involved in […]...

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May 8, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Battling lawmakers unite to seek clemency for inmate

Believe it or not, there is one issue upon which battling lawmakers Joe Salazar and Dave Williams agree. The Democrat from Thornton and Republican from […]...

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April 21, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Hancock, city officials to ICE: Stay out of courthouses unless you have a warrant

Mayor Michael Hancock, District Attorney Beth McCann and other city officials Thursday asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stay out of Denver courthouses unless in possession of a […]...

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April 6, 2017 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Jury finds defendants guilty of violating Denver’s camping ban

A jury Wednesday found three defendants guilty of violating Denver’s camping ban after they were ticketed in late November for sleeping outside with tents and […]...

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April 5, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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