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Latest Kavanaugh accuser aided domestic violence victims in Boulder "She was...

This story was updated Monday afternoon. The second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct knows what women risk by coming...

Tate, Calderon among growing list eyeing bids to oust Hancock as...

Michael Hancock will seek a third term as Denver's mayor next year. But growing misgivings about his leadership have prompted a prominent lawyer and...

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: Mitch Morrissey leaves his fingerprint

It was a year ago this week, and noon hour at the Brown Palace. Members of Denver’s City Club lunched on pork loins with...

Its downtown jail packed, Denver readies a ‘deteriorating’ old building for...

Denver’s downtown jail, opened in 2010 by then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, was supposed to provide enough space at least until 2035. But now, under Mayor...

Cops who killed Ryan Ronquillo go undisciplined. Police bungle notifying his...

The police officers who shot Ryan Ronquillo were in compliance with department policy and will not be disciplined, the Denver Police Department announced Thursday morning. The ruling,...

Denver inmate dies after sheriff’s deputies restrained him

A mentally ill inmate who apparently posed no physical threat when three sheriff’s deputies restrained him into unconsciousness at the Denver jail has died...

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...

Libertarians, Latino activists, sheriffs union members unite: Elect Denver’s sheriff

The Denver Sheriff Department has long been a mess. Some of its deputies have kicked and clobbered inmates without provocation. Other deputies have booked the...

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.