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Stephanie Southard (credit: CBS)

DPD Officer’s Firing Upheld For Sex On Duty

The Denver Civil Service Commission has reversed a hearing officer’s decision and ordered former Denver Police Department Officer Stephanie Southard fired for having sex on duty with her married boyfriend.

03/23/2015

Thomas Ford (credit: CBS)

Deputy Firing Upheld, Second Firing Overturned

The firing of Denver sheriff’s deputy Thomas Ford, who slugged an inmate last July, has been upheld by a Denver hearing officer, but a second deputy who was fired for not reporting the excessive force was ordered reinstated with a minor suspension.

03/23/2015

Jess Vigil (credit: Denver Manager of Safety's Office)

Former Safety Manager Calls For Vigil To Step Down

Former Denver Manager of Safety Fidel ‘Butch’ Montoya has called on the current Deputy Manager of Safety, Jess Vigil, to resign after a CBS4 Investigation uncovered online comments from Vigil’s daughter saying her father hates the police officers whose disciplinary cases he is ruling on.

03/20/2015

Jess Vigil (credit: CBS)

My Dad Is ‘Hater of Police’ Says Daughter Of Top Denver Safety Official

The grown daughter of Denver’s deputy manager of safety says her father is a “hater of police” who “hates his job because he has to follow the rules and they’re always skewed towards cops,” according to a CBS4 investigation.

03/19/2015

Jason Belmont (credit: Adams County DA)

Charges Dismissed Against Adams County Deputy

The Adams County District Attorney on Thursday dismissed sexual assault and false imprisonment charges against Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Belmont.

03/19/2015

Loretta Barela (credit: CBS)

Family Says Low Domestic Violence Priority In Denver Contributed To Woman’s Death

The family of a woman beaten to death by her husband is claiming in a lawsuit that Denver police have a low priority for domestic violence calls.

03/18/2015

Pat Sullivan in court on Nov. 27, 2012  (credit: CBS)

Former Sheriff Pat Sullivan To Be Released From Prison Wednesday

CBS4 has learned that former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan will be paroled from prison Wednesday, several weeks before his mandatory release date.

03/17/2015

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New DPD Body Cam Video Shows Excessive Force

For the second time this week, CBS4 has obtained Denver police video that led to an officer being disciplined for excessive force.

03/12/2015

Paul Jerothe (credit: Aurora Police)

Aurora Police Identify SWAT Officer Who Shot Unarmed Fugitive

Another protest is planned in response to the deadly shooting of a man by Aurora police officers. The name of the officer has been released including more details about his background.

03/12/2015

Jail Death

Jeffco Sheriff: Inmate Might Be Alive If Staff Acted

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader says a female inmate who died in his jail this month might have lived if the jail’s medical staff had taken any action during the nearly 10 hours the woman and other inmates continually requested medical help.

03/11/2015

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