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Tag Archives: Denver Police

Denver police open internal investigation into detaining of Colorado Independent editor

The Denver Police Department says it has opened an internal investigation into an incident in which The Colorado Independent’s Editor Susan Greene was handcuffed and […]...

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July 6, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Greene: That time a Denver cop made up excuses to handcuff a reporter

Tina Griego – my colleague who’d normally edit this column – suggested that I calm down and sleep on it before writing. Find your grounding, […]...

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July 6, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Mix

Kentucky lawsuit alleges outgoing Denver Police Chief Robert White covered up botched rape investigation

Outgoing Denver Police Chief Robert White is being named in a civil rights lawsuit in Louisville, Ky., alleging that under his leadership there a decade […]...

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July 3, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Mayor taps Westside commander Paul Pazen as Denver’s next police chief

Paul Pazen, a Denver native and career-long officer nicknamed “Smiley” because of his cheery attitude, will be the city’s next chief of police. Mayor Michael […]...

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June 28, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

New data collection program will test bias in Denver policing

In an effort to better understand and address complaints of biased policing in Denver, officers in the northeast part of the city will begin recording […]...

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June 13, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In

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, 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

Cancelation of controversial basketball game doesn’t deter racial justice protesters

Racial justice advocates met this morning to protest a canceled “Law enforcement vs. Youth” basketball game that they didn’t want to happen in the first […]...

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October 1, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

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

Judge for yourself: Was Joe Valverde surrendering when killed by Denver cop?

If only life moved in slower motion. That’s what nags at Isabelle Padilla every time she watches images of Denver police gunning down her son, […]...

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July 22, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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