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Greene: Despite promises of reform, Hancock and team failed to seek...

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...

Denver DA launches grand jury probe into handling of Taser in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Greene: “Dirty cop, show me your hands” and other vignettes from...

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...

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...

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...

Video: Family seeks justice for inmate who died after sheriff’s deputies...

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...

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...