The Denver Police Department said Wednesday two Commanders are being demoted to the rank of captain, many other command officers are being transferred and numerous lower ranking DPD officers are being promoted.
A shakeup at the top levels of the Denver Police Department began Monday as Chief Robert White summoned more than a dozen of his top commanders to his office for one-on-one discussions about a command level reorganization.
CBS4 has learned Denver Police Chief Robert White has ordered more than a dozen of his top commanders and deputy chiefs to a meeting Monday morning and DPD sources say a shakeup of those top administrators is expected next week.
Colorado lawmakers are hoping a new measure signed into law this year will help eliminate what one state senator calls “gypsy cops,” who are fired or forced to resign by one police department but quickly catch on with another department.
The Denver Police Department has fired a veteran officer for what it terms inappropriate force against a female prisoner in a police department holding cell last July.
CBS4 has learned the Denver Police Department arrested one of its own officers Monday night on suspicion of DUI.
A Denver police officer has been disciplined for uttering the “N” word during a confrontation with a citizen, but fellow officers — several of them African American — say the context was not offensive.
A triple murder in Adams County spurred a series of events last week as police are trying to track down the killers. One suspect was arrested Wednesday, and a deputy was shot Friday afternoon while trying to arrest another man.
Denver police will be in full force downtown Saturday night as protesters plan to take to the streets.
While protest organizers have asked for rallies to disrupt Saturday’s Parade of Lights, Friday night’s event was uneventful.