Gary Wilson

Former Sheriff Gary Wilson, right, and interim Sheriff Elias Diggins, left speak during a news conference announcing that Wilson will step aside from his post. (credit: CBS)

Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson Steps Down

Embattled Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson has left his position but will remain in the department, Mayor Michael Hancock announced on Monday.

07/21/2014

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2 Denver Sheriff Deputies Placed On Leave During Investigation Into Inappropriate Use Of Force

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.

07/16/2014

CBS4's Valerie Castro interviews former Sheriff Gary Wilson at the jail. (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

The alleged attack on Jamal Hunter (credit: Denver Sheriff's Department)

In Case Like Denver Police Probe, Charges Are Rare

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.

06/17/2014

Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson (credit: denvergov.org)

Denver Sheriff Ending Immigration Detainers

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.

04/30/2014

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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

(credit: denvergov.org)

Suspension Stands For Deputy Who Slammed Inmate

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.

04/08/2014

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

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