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Denver Sheriff’s Department

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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Bye-Bye Bacon, So Long Salmon

The Denver Sheriff’s Department is slimming down its deputy dining program after a CBS4 Investigation.

05/24/2012

Phillip Deeds (credit: CBS)

Top Sheriff Administrator Resigns Amid Internal Investigation

CBS4 has learned that Denver Sheriff’s Department Division Chief Phillip Deeds has resigned in the face of a departmental investigation.

04/24/2012

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

Deputy Fired Over Excessive Force Reinstated

The Denver Sheriff’s Department has been ordered to reinstate a deputy who was fired over what the sheriff’s department and the manager of safety viewed as a case of excessive force and lying.

01/09/2012

Sgt. Charles Denovellis (credit: Colorado State Fraternal Order of Police website)

Denver Sheriff’s Sergeant Arrested, Jailed

A veteran Denver Sheriff’s Department sergeant has been arrested and charged with a domestic violence charge of menacing, CBS4 investigator Brian Maass reports.

01/09/2012

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Denver Sheriff Suspends Top Administrator, 3 Deputies

A CBS4 Investigation has learned that the Denver Sheriff’s Department has placed a high ranking administrator- Division Chief Phil Deeds- and three other deputies on paid “investigatory leave.”

01/06/2012

(credit: denvergov.org)

Denver Sheriff’s Department Investigates Exam Cheating

The Denver Sheriff’s Department is looking into an anonymous letter sent to the local media. It claims answers to a department exam were given out before hand.

05/18/2011