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Denver Sheriff’s Department

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

Michael Than (credit: Urban.org)

Mystery Surrounds Departure Of Top Denver Sheriff Administrator

An investigation is underway into one of the top commanders at the Denver Sheriff’s Department who resigned in December, surprising colleagues and subordinates.

01/14/2014

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

The scene where a Denver Deputy Sheriff was shot Wednesday morning (credit: CBS)

Deputies Involved In Fatal Shooting Were In Previous Shootout

The two Denver sheriff’s deputies involved in Wednesday morning’s fatal shooting near downtown Denver have previously been involved in violent episodes while serving felony warrants.

01/30/2013

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