Denver Sheriff Department
Now that the city of Denver has received the extensive and blistering report on proposed reforms of the Denver Sheriff Department, Mayor Michael Hancock must make fixing this department his legacy.
Problems at almost every level — that’s the finding of a review of the Denver Sheriff Department. Mayor Michael Hancock ordered the review after a string of excessive force cases cost the city more than $9 million to settle.
The Denver Sheriff Department’s newest member is already gaining praise.
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.
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.
Denver sheriff’s deputies are protesting what they see as a lack of support from city officials after recent high-profile misconduct case
Elias Diggins, the interim Denver sheriff, will not seek the permanent job, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
Public safety officials want to toughen the punishment for Denver Sheriff Department deputies who use excessive force against inmates.
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.