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Denver Sheriff’s Department

Jamal Hunter (credit: CBS)

Judge Approves $3.3 Million Denver Jail-Abuse Settlement

A federal judge has accepted a $3.3 million settlement offer from the city of Denver to a former inmate who claims a deputy encouraged other inmates to beat him.

07/25/2014

Elvie Bellamy (credit: Denver Sheriff)

Video Released Of Accidental Jail Release

The City of Denver is appealing the reduced suspension given to a Denver Sheriff’s deputy who mistakenly released the wrong inmate from the city jail in 2012.

07/24/2014

An image of Alfredo Martinez on the ground after he had been injured (credit: CBS)

Denver Loses In 4th Attempt To Fire Sheriff’s Deputy

In a unanimous vote, the Colorado Court of Appeals has decided the City of Denver was wrong in firing a Denver Sheriff’s Deputy over a 2009 incident that the City believed was an example of excessive force.

07/24/2014

CBS4's Valerie Castro interviews Sheriff Gary Wilson (credit: CBS)

Denver Sheriff Has Plan To Help Deputies Struggling On The Job

From assault to drug use, the Denver Sheriff’s Department has faced allegations of misconduct and abuse over the last several months.

06/27/2014

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New Video Released In Connection With Alleged Police Intimidation Case

New video released Friday shows an alleged beating of an inmate inside the Denver Jail at the hands of deputies.

06/14/2014

Jamal Hunter (credit: CBS)

Investigation Ordered After Former Inmate Accuses Denver Police Of Intimidation

A federal judge is calling on the Justice Department to investigate Denver police. The judge wants to know if officers intimidated witnesses to a brutal jail house attack.

06/11/2014

Michael Than (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Ex-Denver Sheriff Chief Stole Tax Software

A former high-ranking member of the Denver Sheriff’s Department stole more than $20,000 worth of tax software by hiding it in bags of dog food and other merchandise at Target stores, according to a grand jury indictment released Tuesday.

04/29/2014

Michael Than (credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

Grand Jury Charges Former Denver Sheriff’s Commander With Theft, Tax Evasion

CBS4 has learned that Michael Than, a former division chief with the Denver Sheriff’s Department has been arrested and charged with felony theft, tax evasion, and filing false tax returns after being indicted last week by a Jefferson County Grand Jury.

04/28/2014

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Death In Denver Jail Ruled Suicide

Authorities say a 55-year-old inmate found dead in the downtown Denver jail took his own life.

04/23/2014

Sebastian Littlejohn (credit: Denver Police)

Authorities Investigating After Inmate Was Mistakenly Released

Investigators are looking into how the Denver Sheriff’s Department was mistakenly ordered to release a dangerous inmate.

03/18/2014

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