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Hancock, City Consider Merging Police, Sheriffs, Putting DPD Chief in Charge

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.

09/23/2014

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Lawyer: Denver Deputies Obeyed Rules In Handling Prisoner Who Died

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.

09/22/2014

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson (credit: CBS)

Ex-Arapahoe Sheriff Grayson Robinson Leads Denver Internal Affairs

Officials have tapped former Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson to oversee the Denver Sheriff Department’s beleaguered internal affairs bureau.

09/22/2014

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Deputy Suspended For Using Taekwondo Kicks On Inmate

Another Denver deputy misbehaving has been caught on camera. The deputy has been suspended for using martial arts moves on an inmate.

09/10/2014

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Denver’s Independent Monitor Cites ‘Supervisory Gaps’ At Sheriff Department

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.

09/10/2014

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Meetings Seek Input On Denver Sheriff Reforms

Public safety officials are holding the first of four community meetings to discuss reforms to the troubled Denver sheriff’s department.

09/06/2014

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Hancock Gives In To City Council Over Sheriff Department Review

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.

08/19/2014

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2 Denver Sheriff Deputies Placed On Leave During Investigation Into Inappropriate Use Of Force

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.

07/16/2014

Nicholas E. Mitchell (credit: Nicholas E. Mitchell)

Independent Monitor Finds Inmate Grievances Not Being Investigated

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.

12/03/2013

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