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Tag Archives: Denver Sheriff\’s Department

Denver DA launches grand jury probe into handling of Taser in preacher’s killing

Denver prosecutors are launching a grand jury investigation into the handling of the weapon that city sheriff’s deputies used in 2010 to kill a homeless […]...

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September 28, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver’s review of jailhouse killing has taken 13 months, and counting

It has been nearly 13 months since the Denver Sheriff’s Department launched its internal investigation into the death of Michael Marshall, a mentally ill homeless man who choked […]...

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February 3, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Violence is surging in Denver’s jails

  Assaults among inmates in Denver’s jails have increased 784 percent since 2011 and spiked dramatically in the past two years, according to data obtained […]...

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February 1, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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

Greene: “Dirty cop, show me your hands” and other vignettes from Denver’s independent safety monitor

A white paper released today by Denver’s Independent Monitor reminds us why we need that office. The 61-page half-yearly report reveals what most city safety officials won’t about […]...

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October 25, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Move to strengthen Denver’s police accountability office moves past first hurdle

Denver has moved one step closer to ensuring permanent civilian oversight of its police and sheriff departments. The City Council’s Governance and Charter Review Committee […]...

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August 4, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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: Family seeks justice for inmate who died after sheriff’s deputies restrained him

Saturday the family and community of Michael Lee Marshall gathered in front of the Denver County Jail to mourn his death Friday and to ask the […]...

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November 21, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Transparency? Not so much in Hancock’s appointment of new sheriff.

Michael Hancock had hoped that finding a new sheriff would cure what ails Denver’s violence-plagued, scandal-ridden and otherwise dysfunctional sheriff’s department. But, for the second […]...

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October 16, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Homebrew: Sheriff’s deputies suspended for incompetence

Bad job Three sheriff’s deputies at the Denver jail have been suspended “with two of them erroneously releasing a prisoner, and the third missing the […]...

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September 9, 2015 Just In, The Mix

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The Home Front: Dozens of Denver officers disciplined for ‘violating the department’s body camera policy’

“Dozens of Denver police officers have been disciplined so far this year for violating the department’s body camera policy, and the city’s police watchdog is […]

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