Denver Sheriff Department
CBS4 has learned that Mayor Michael Hancock and his staff are considering merging the troubled Denver Sheriff Department with the Denver Police Department and allowing current DPD Chief Robert White to oversee the combined agencies.
Five Denver sheriff’s deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died in the downtown jail, a defense attorney said Monday.
Officials have tapped former Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson to oversee the Denver Sheriff Department’s beleaguered internal affairs bureau.
Another Denver deputy misbehaving has been caught on camera. The deputy has been suspended for using martial arts moves on an inmate.
Denver’s Independent Monitor on Wednesday sent a 15-page letter to city council members providing his theories for why there have been so many problems with the Denver Sheriff Department.
Public safety officials are holding the first of four community meetings to discuss reforms to the troubled Denver sheriff’s department.
Denver City Council members were up in arms that they weren’t being included in the mayor’s review of the Sheriff Department, but the mayor gave in and will allow two council members on the Sheriff Department executive steering committee.
Two Denver Sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative leave following an investigation into inappropriate use of force while booking an inmate into jail.
Denver’s independent monitor has found that the Denver Sheriff’s Department has routinely failed to investigate “serious allegations” from inmates related to their jailers using inappropriate force, sexual misconduct and racial or ethnic slurs.