The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was fatally shot by Denver police says she wants a second, independent autopsy so she can know more about how her daughter died.
An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department said he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed.
Two passengers who were in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police have disputed authorities’ account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle.11076840
The City and County of Denver Office of the Independent Monitor announced on Tuesday that it’s launching an investigation into the issue of Denver police shooting at moving vehicles.
Denver’s auditor claims the sheriff’s department is interfering with his investigation into the troubled department.
Denver’s Independent Monitor on Wednesday sent a 15-page letter to city council members providing his theories for why there have been so many problems with the Denver Sheriff Department.
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.
A Denver Police Department review has found insufficient evidence to support allegations of officer misconduct in a 2009 beating.
Denver’s new police monitor will have more staff and a higher budget than his predecessor.