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Readers’ views: Mitch Morrissey and the police who killed Jessica Hernandez

Last Friday, Denver's District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced he would not prosecute the police who killed Jessica Hernandez. Readers responded passionately to our coverage. Denver-resident, arts...

Lawmakers debate the right to record and keep footage of police

A 12-year old girl in Golden shoots cellphone video of an arrest. Police cuff her and take her phone. A man outside a Lakeside...

Republicans join police reform movement at the Capitol

"Even the chiefs and sheriffs say 'We see it. We need to do something to rebuild the lack of trust out there.'"

Faith leaders target Denver mayor in wake of Booker verdict

DENVER -- There were balloons on the front steps of Denver’s detention center Tuesday. Lots of them, in red, black and green. Holding the strings...

Excessive-force trial throws spotlight on notorious Denver jail

For more than four years, Denver’s official story on Marvin Booker has been that he died of natural causes, coincidentally while under a pile of deputies who had handcuffed, nunchucked, choked and Tasered him.

Suspension upheld in Denver excessive force case

The Denver sheriff’s deputy who slammed a prisoner into a courtroom wall without provocation has lost his appeal of his 30-day suspension. A ruling released...

Advocates call for more community input in selection of next safety...

Local community advocates say Monday's resignation of Denver Manager of Safety Ron Perea does not end their concern about the office in the wake of police excessive force allegations. After the sped-up process of selecting Perea following former Manager of Safety Al LaCabe's decision to retire, advocates interviewed by the Colorado Independent are calling for more community involvement in both the selection process and Perea's replacement.
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