Mitch Morrissey

Dexter Lewis (credit: Denver Police)

Attorney Says Death Penalty A Hard Sell In Denver

If convicted he’ll be the first person to face the death penalty in Denver in years, and one day after the district attorney announced his decision in the case of Dexter Lewis, experts are skeptical a Denver jury would go along the capital punishment.

07/27/2013

Dexter Lewis (credit: Denver Police)

Denver Prosecutors Seeking Death Penalty For First Time Since 1999

For the first time since 1999, prosecutors in Denver are seeking the death penalty.

07/25/2013

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No Charges For Denver Officer In April Shooting

The Denver district attorney says an officer who shot and wounded a man wielding scissors at a home for military veterans was justified in his actions and won’t face criminal charges.

07/05/2013

An image from the hit-and run involving Dr. Franck Belibi in 2011 that killed Gregory Havers (credit: CBS)

Hit & Runs Surge: Drivers Explain Why They Ran

Deadly hit-and-run crashes have risen dramatically in Denver over the past three years. In 2010, five people were killed in hit-and-run crashes. By 2012, that number more than doubled to 13 deaths.

05/07/2013

The suspects' pickup truck (credit: CBS)

Denver DA Rules Police Shooting Justified

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey says Denver police were justified when they fatally shot a man who fired at them during a January chase through northwest Denver.

04/26/2013

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Emergency Cellphone Access For Police Considered

Cellphones may be subject to warrantless review by law enforcement in times of emergency under a bill up for review in Colorado Tuesday.

04/23/2013

Matthew Andrews, left, and Felix Trujillo, right (credit: Denver Police)

Charges Filed After Man Escaped From Denver Jail

Prosecutors have formally charged a man who escaped from the downtown Denver jail, allegedly with the help of a sheriff’s deputy.

04/17/2013

A memorial sign honoring Masoud Bahramisharif near University & Evans (credit: CBS)

Emotional Day As Family, Friends Honor DU Student Killed In Hit & Run

It was an emotional day near the University of Denver campus as the Denver District Attorney gathered with friends and family to honor a man killed in a hit and run.

03/29/2013

Eddie Simon (credit: Denver DA)

DNA Links Man To Cold Case Sex Assault From 2001

Denver’s District Attorney has formally charged a man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a young woman in 2001.

03/21/2013

Rep. Dan Pabon, D-Denver, gives a sample of his DNA at a news conference on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Bill Would Require DNA From All Misdemeanor Convicts In Colorado

Nearly all people going through Colorado’s criminal court system will have to submit DNA samples under a bill introduced at the Statehouse.

03/05/2013

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