Embattled Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson has left his position but will remain in the department, Mayor Michael Hancock announced on Monday.
Two Denver Sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative leave following an investigation into inappropriate use of force while booking an inmate into jail.
From assault to drug use, the Denver Sheriff’s Department has faced allegations of misconduct and abuse over the last several months.
A federal judge has taken the unusual step of asking prosecutors to investigate whether Denver police tried to intimidate a witness in a jail-abuse lawsuit against the city, but experts say such inquiries rarely yield criminal charges.
Denver is joining other Colorado counties no longer honoring requests from federal immigration authorities to continue to detain someone once they’re eligible to be released from their original charges.
Authorities say a 55-year-old inmate found dead in the downtown Denver jail took his own life.
Officials are upholding a 30-day suspension against a Denver sheriff’s deputy who was captured on video slamming a handcuffed and shackled inmate into a courtroom wall.
Investigators are looking into how the Denver Sheriff’s Department was mistakenly ordered to release a dangerous inmate.
An investigation is underway into one of the top commanders at the Denver Sheriff’s Department who resigned in December, surprising colleagues and subordinates.
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.