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.