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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

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

Denver police say racial profiling isn’t happening. Where’s the data?

Denver’s top Black public safety officials are on the wrong side of history. When it comes to racial profiling, city safety head Stephanie O’Malley and […]...

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February 16, 2016 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

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

Power to the people! The Hancock administration’s odd understanding of “community”

It can be telling how some folks define the word “community.” The bubble in which Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration operates became all too apparent […]...

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July 1, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Will Hancock’s reform strategy fix Denver’s broken sheriff’s department?

Mayor Michael Hancock is responding to a scathing report about the city’s dysfunctional sheriff’s department by relying on the same people responsible for years of […]...

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May 21, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Taxpayer tab keeps rising for Denver law-enforcement snafus

Denver law enforcement has racked up more than a half million dollars in legal fees for jailing innocent people its officers have misidentified....

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December 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Mix

One day into job, backstory unfolds about interim sheriff’s criminal record

  The city of Denver regularly checks the backgrounds of people it arrests and incarcerates. Why, then, did Michael Hancock’s administration apparently not know about […]...

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July 22, 2014 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats

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News poetry: Fracking Accident, Firestone, Colorado

Circulatory systems beneath the once-prairie, now cul-de-sac, now-charter school, below Oak Meadows, a new suburb in the once-outback of the West. Underground infrastructure unmapped, a […]

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