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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.

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.

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.

Denver community groups fear being cut out of Safety Manager selection...

DENVER-- Residents and community activists here fear they're being cut out of the process by which Denver will appoint a new city safety manager. It's the latest chapter in a recent story of miscommunication and suspicion between city and mayor's office representatives and members of the community seeking to secure their participation in mostly reviewing police action and advising on the kind of best practices that ensure smooth relations between residents and authorities.

Denver community reps anxious over police review board appointments

DENVER-- Tempers flared during a meeting of the Denver Citizen's Oversight Board meeting last month, where community members were aghast that the city seemed to be circumventing processes meant to guarantee that diverse community perspectives inform review of police action.