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Power to the people! The Hancock administration’s odd understanding of “community”

It can be telling how some folks define the word “community.” The bubble in which Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's administration operates became all too apparent...

Will Hancock’s reform strategy fix Denver’s broken sheriff’s department?

Mayor Michael Hancock is responding to a scathing report about the city’s dysfunctional sheriff's department by relying on the same people responsible for years...

Will Denver’s District Attorney ever throw the book at killer cops?

It has been three and a half months since Denver police fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez. And the world has changed. Police killings in...

Denver’s excessive force payouts twice as much as Baltimore’s

Baltimore has in the past four years paid out $5.7 million in police brutality settlements, The Baltimore Sun reported last fall. Since Freddie Gray’s death two...

House approves police chokehold ban

In 2010, deputies choked and killed street-preacher Marvin Booker in the Denver jail. Last year, his family won a $4.6 million civil settlement from...

Denver officer under investigation for chokehold excessive force incident

Protestors are marching in cities across the country following a grand jury decision not to indict an officer for the chokehold death of Eric...

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.

DemocracyNow! on Marvin Booker, featuring Susan Greene

DemocracyNow! host Amy Goodman this morning spoke with Pastor Reginald Holmes and Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene on the historic excessive-force verdict handed down against Denver on Tuesday.

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...

Watch: Booker supporters rally in wake of jury ruling

Speakers led a call to action, asking Denver residents and officials to work together to change the culture of abuse that has marked security force interactions with residents for decades.
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