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Tag Archives: Nicholas Mitchell

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

Denver cops troll criminal databases for personal reasons

Maybe you’d like the name and address of the guy you suspect of sleeping with your wife. Or want dirt on your ex to use […]...

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March 15, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Chief of Denver’s jail under investigation for special treatment afforded criminally charged sheriff’s captain

It’s unclear who was making decisions to treat Gillespie differently than the thousands of other arrestees the sheriff department deals with annually....

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June 20, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats

Black pastors denounce Denver Sheriff’s Department for ‘Jim Crow-like behavior’

Outraged by misconduct in the Denver Sheriff’s Department, a coalition of African-American pastors is demanding that Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration implement reform....

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March 10, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Unresponsive: Denver officials refuse comment on videotaped courtroom attack

“It’s reprehensible that leadership doesn’t have enough backbone to stand up and say this is wrong,” said Rev. Reginald Holmes, pastor of Denver’s New Covenant Christian Church/Alpha Omega Ministries....

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February 27, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, The Beats

Report: Grievances overlooked in Denver jails

Denver’s sheriffs department is ignoring incidents of staff misconduct, according to a report written by the official tasked with watchdogging the city’s safety agencies....

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December 3, 2013 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

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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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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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