The City Council on Monday approved the largest settlement in Denver history for a former jail inmate who accused sheriff’s deputies of abusing him and looking the other way as other inmates attacked him.
The man who is in charge of the Denver Sheriff’s Department knows he has a tough job and is willing to take on the challenge.
Denver city councilors still need to approve a $3.3 million settlement offer to settle abuse claims at the city’s jail.
A former Denver Detention Center inmate who was beaten behind bars may soon become a millionaire.
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.