Denver Sheriff Department

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

Denver Councilman Paul Lopez (credit: CBS)

New Ordinances Would Give Independent Monitor Complete Access To Safety Records

The shooting of a teenage girl by Denver police last week has brought renewed attention to Denver’s independent monitor, and now a city councilman wants to strengthen the office.

02/03/2015

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Denver Sheriff’s Deputies Protest Lack Of Support

Denver sheriff’s deputies are protesting what they see as a lack of support from city officials after recent high-profile misconduct case

10/06/2014

Elias Diggins (credit: Denver Sheriff's Department)

Interim Denver Sheriff Will Not Seek Job

Elias Diggins, the interim Denver sheriff, will not seek the permanent job, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

10/06/2014

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Denver Eyes Stiffer Penalties For Problem Deputies

Public safety officials want to toughen the punishment for Denver Sheriff Department deputies who use excessive force against inmates.

10/03/2014

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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

Images from the security video showing Marvin Booker's death (credit: CBS)

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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