Internal Affairs Bureau
Two Denver Police officers will not face criminal charges in connection with the shooting death of a teenager in January.
Brent Miller, a former civilian investigator for the Denver Sheriff Department, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Denver’s interim sheriff, manager of safety and other sheriff department commanders and safety officials.
CBS4 has learned that an internal investigation is underway into the interim head of the Denver Sheriff Department and others after an internal affairs investigator blew the whistle, saying he was ordered to destroy a videotape that showed an inmate being humiliated and degraded.
New video released Friday shows an alleged beating of an inmate inside the Denver Jail at the hands of deputies.
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.
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.
An inventory of Denver Police Department firearms shows that some 22 guns belonging to the department are unaccounted for and are now listed as “lost or stolen.” They range from shotguns to pistols.