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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

Assault on sheriff’s deputy caught on tape, but hardly rare

A city surveillance video puts a new face on the problem of increasing violence at Denver’s overcrowded jail. The footage below shows a housing pod […]...

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March 29, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver Sheriff’s Department is flailing, despite reform efforts

Fifteen months after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appointed Sheriff Patrick Firman as a “change agent” to reform the city’s jails, deputies see conditions as unchanged […]...

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January 25, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Its downtown jail packed, Denver readies a ‘deteriorating’ old building for inmates

Denver’s downtown jail, opened in 2010 by then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, was supposed to provide enough space at least until 2035. But now, under Mayor Michael […]...

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June 24, 2016 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Top Stories

Denver ousts slain inmate’s niece from public meeting

  Natalia Marshall used to take pride in Denver. She and her family long supported Michael Hancock, the city’s second black mayor. She’d even defend […]...

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April 4, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Video: Denver deputies fatally restrain Michael Marshall

Michael Lee Marshall, a mentally ill, homeless man, was fatally restrained by Denver sheriff’s deputies at the jail in November. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced this […]...

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January 21, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Rift deepens between Hancock and black leaders

Tensions long have festered between Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver’s black pastors. Especially since the recent death of a mentally ill homeless man restrained by […]...

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December 11, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Hancock administration’s “transparency” about Michael Marshall’s death is hard to see

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration says it’s “committed to transparency” about the death last week of Michael Lee Marshall after sheriff’s deputies restrained him at […]...

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November 24, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Michael Lee Marshall and Marvin Booker: Parallels in both life and death

Michael Lee Marshall didn’t know about Marvin Booker until days before he died. The two men had lots in common. Both had mental health problems […]...

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November 23, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

The Bookers are back. Family pushes for reform in the city that killed street preacher

Every July 9, a group gathers outside the Denver jail to remember a moment in city history the Hancock administration would rather forget. That was […]...

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July 10, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]

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