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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...

Activists mark jailhouse death of Marvin Booker, vow to change Denver...

This past Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Marvin Booker's death at the Denver jail after a tragic confrontation with Sheriff Department deputies. Booker's parents commemorated the dark day by joining members of a rights coalition and police brutality awareness activists for a rally in front of the jailhouse. Booker's death was one of several high-profile episodes over the last few years that have sparked widespread concerns over law enforcement practices in the Denver metro area. At the event Saturday, the ACLU's Rosemary Harris Lytle said the group asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate police practices in the city.

ACLU calls on Department of Justice to investigate Denver PD

The ACLU of Colorado joined together with other civil rights groups Wednesday to call on the Department of Justice to investigate what they called a pattern of civil rights violation by Denver law enforcement.

Choice of safety manager Perea questioned by advocates early on

DENVER -- The short career of Denver Manager of Safety Ron Perea came to a close Monday when he resigned after his handling of major law enforcement incidents was criticized by both community advocate groups, Denver's Citizen Oversight Board and the Independent Monitor's office.

Aurora: Affairs, golf, et al

We've previously reported on an incident where a city attorney in Aurora was fired for disclosing on a blog that his wife, also a...
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