Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says he supports the police chief’s actions following the vandalism of a fallen officers memorial, even as the police union is calling for his resignation.
A defaced memorial to fallen police officers has led to major backlash that includes the president of the police union, the police chief and a community group said to be responsible for the vandalism.
The Denver Police Department said it’s not making any official changes to protocol or procedures in the wake of two murders of New York police officers this weekend.
Denver police officers began voting Monday on a new contract that will call for them to reap 10 percent in salary increases over the next 3 years; increases one Denver police patrolman called “a gold mine.”
For the second time in less than two months, a member of the Denver Police Protective Association governing board has resigned, in the process slamming the seven member board that represents most of Denver’s 1,300 police officers.
CBS4 has learned that a member of the Denver Police Protective Association’s Executive Board has resigned after questioning the way the union has been handling its members’ money and saying the Denver Police Protective Association is a “weakened” organization.
The Denver Police Protective Association has asked Denver’s manager of safety to launch an official investigation into department leaks to the news media regarding internal affairs cases.
While local and state government agencies are curbing services, furloughing employees and laying off workers due to shrinking budgets, a 4 On Your Side Investigation found at the same time, taxpayers are shelling out millions of dollars to retiring workers for unused sick days.
The city of Denver may have to give police officers more than $7 million worth of comp time.
The City of Denver will appeal a controversial ruling to reinstate two fired police officers.