Office of the Independent Monitor

Denver Councilman Paul Lopez (credit: CBS)

New Ordinances Would Give Independent Monitor Complete Access To Safety Records

The shooting of a teenage girl by Denver police last week has brought renewed attention to Denver’s independent monitor, and now a city councilman wants to strengthen the office.

02/03/2015

Jessie Hernandez (credit: Facebook)

Mom Wants Independent Autopsy After Police Killed Daughter

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.

01/28/2015

Jessie Hernandez (credit: Facebook/CBS)

Monitor To Probe Shootings Into Moving Cars By Denver Police

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.

01/28/2015

Jessie Hernandez (credit: Facebook/CBS)

Friend Says Officer Wasn’t Injured During Shooting Death Of Teen

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

01/28/2015

Jessie Hernandez (credit: Facebook/CBS)

Independent Monitor To Investigate Police Shooting At Moving Vehicles

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.

01/27/2015

The protest Tuesday morning (credit: CBS)

Group Demands Special Prosecutor To Investigate Teen’s Death By Police

Friends and family of a teenager shot and killed by Denver police have asked for a special prosecutor to investigate the case.

01/27/2015

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Chief Believes Officers Followed Protocol In Shooting Of Teen Suspect

A teenage girl shot by police on Monday morning in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood has died from her injuries.

01/26/2015

Patricia Lucero in the hospital (credit; CBS)

Woman Claims Excessive Force In Lawsuit Against Denver Police Officers

A woman at the center of a disagreement between Denver’s independent monitor, who oversees Denver law enforcement and safety agencies, and the Denver Police Department and Manager of Safety, over whether excessive use of force was used has filed a federal lawsuit.

08/27/2014

Patricia Lucero in the hospital (credit; CBS)

Independent Police Monitor, Chief Disagree On Force Case

Denver’s independent monitor, who oversees Denver law enforcement and safety agencies, says the Denver Police Department and Manager of Safety made the wrong call in not disciplining a female officer for her use of force on an intoxicated woman.

03/13/2014

An image from the scene (credit: Glenn McReynolds)

Police Release ID Of Man Shot, Killed By Officers

Police have released the identity of a suspect they shot and killed on Tuesday.

08/01/2012

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