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Tag Archives: excessive force

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: 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: Michael Marshall’s jail killing prompts $4.65 million payout, new policies in Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has reached a $4.65 million settlement with the family of Michael Marshall, whom Denver Sheriff’s deputies killed in the city jail […]...

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November 1, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, 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, The Beats, Uncategorized

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

Denver voters will decide whether city will adopt a permanent watchdog over city police, sheriff

Denver voters will decide in November whether the city should move toward more permanent independent oversight of the Denver police and sheriff’s departments. The Denver City […]...

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August 15, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, 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

Denver inmate dies after sheriff’s deputies restrained him

A mentally ill inmate who apparently posed no physical threat when three sheriff’s deputies restrained him into unconsciousness at the Denver jail has died after […]...

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November 20, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

New smartphone app helps the public keep cops accountable

“If you see something, say something.” It’s a mantra that’s constantly drilled into us in post-9/11 America. But what if you see the cops do something wrong? […]...

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October 29, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, 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

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