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WATCH: Family Speaks on Anniversary of Marvin Booker’s Death

Monday, July 10, marked seven years and one day since Marvin Booker died at the hands of five Denver sheriff’s deputies. But on that sad […]...

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July 18, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Events, Just In, Past Events, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Family speaks on seventh anniversary of Marvin Booker’s death

Monday, July 10, marked seven years and one day since Marvin Booker died at the hands of five Denver sheriff’s deputies. But on that sad […]...

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July 11, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Events, Just In, 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

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

Wiretap: Video: Sandra Bland’s arresting cop: “I will light you up”

Shedding light The Sandra Bland dash-cam arrest video has been released, and it shows Bland being threatened with a Taser and the arresting cop saying, […]...

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July 22, 2015 Just In, Wiretap

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

How did these cops calm a mentally ill man? Stun guns

Shane French is widely known around the small southwestern Colorado town of Cortez as a nuisance and a menace. He is mentally ill. He acts […]...

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June 29, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Again: A Denver sheriff’s deputy, a homeless man and a Taser

A Denver sheriff's deputy attempted to use a Taser on an apparent vagrant the same morning a jury slapped the city with an historic penalty in the death of a homeless man Tasered by deputies at the city jail....

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October 20, 2014 The Mix

Jury hands down historic ruling in Denver deadly excessive-force trial

A federal jury has delivered what may be the costliest verdict yet in a Denver excessive force case. The $4.6 million jury award to Marvin […]...

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October 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats, The Mix

Excessive force in Denver: A mother’s open letter

  [Editor’s note: On Friday, The Colorado Independent posted a video and news story about the Denver Sheriff’s Department and its use of taser guns […]...

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July 29, 2014 Blog, The Blogs

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We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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Colorado’s voter data dump goes to the Trump task force on July 31

On Monday, July 31, Colorado will send publicly available personal information about its 3.7 million voters to an election task force set up by President […]

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