Denver Jail Death Puts New Light On Common Restraint TacticThe death of a 112-pound jail inmate who choked on his own vomit and suffocated after Denver sheriff's deputies restrained him during a psychotic episode is drawing new attention to the way he was subdued.
Colorado House Advances 2 Law Enforcement Oversight BillsThe Colorado House advanced measures Friday to limit the use of chokeholds by officers and to make it easier to appoint special prosecutors when law enforcement is accused of using excessive force.
Colorado Considers Additional Police OversightDemocrats are spearheading a package of legislation aimed at expanding oversight of Colorado law enforcement and placing limits on their power, a response to allegations of excessive force both in the state and nationally.
Denver: $4.65 Million Award In Jail Death Case Too HighAttorneys for the city of Denver are asking a federal judge to lower the amount of damages a jury awarded last month to the family of a homeless street preacher who died in the downtown jail.
Jury Awards Millions To Family Of Inmate Who DiedFederal court jurors have found that five sheriff's deputies used excessive force in death of homeless street preacher who died in the city's downtown jail.
Jurors Reconvene In Denver Jail-Death TrialJurors have resumed deliberations in the civil trial of five Denver sheriff's deputies accused of using excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in the city's downtown jail.
Jurors Begin Deliberations In Denver Jail Death Civil CaseThe federal civil trial of five Denver sheriff's deputies accused of using excessive force against a homeless street preacher is winding down.
Jurors Deliberate In Denver Jail Death TrialJurors began deliberating Friday afternoon in the trial of five Denver sheriff's deputies accused of using excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died at the jail.
Denver Sheriff's Deputies Protest Lack Of SupportDenver sheriff's deputies are protesting what they see as a lack of support from city officials after recent high-profile misconduct case
Lawyer: Denver Deputies Obeyed Rules In Handling Prisoner Who DiedFive Denver sheriff's deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died in the downtown jail, a defense attorney said Monday.
Supporters Of Street Preacher Killed In Denver Jail 'Pray For Justice'Friends and family street preacher Marvin Booker, who died in 2010 after being subdued by Denver sheriff's deputies, say the City of Denver has a "murderous culture" that led to Booker’s death.
In Case Like Denver Police Probe, Charges Are RareA 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.