Denver Sheriff Department
Brent Miller, a former civilian investigator for the Denver Sheriff Department, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Denver’s interim sheriff, manager of safety and other sheriff department commanders and safety officials.
CBS4 has learned that an internal investigation is underway into the interim head of the Denver Sheriff Department and others after an internal affairs investigator blew the whistle, saying he was ordered to destroy a videotape that showed an inmate being humiliated and degraded.
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.