The Denver Police Department welcomed 29 new officers on Friday.
Demonstrators rallied again in Denver and Aurora on Friday, the same day Mayor Michael Hancock and other civic leaders held the first in a series of community discussions on race relations.
In a sternly worded letter to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Police Chief Robert White, Denver’s police union warned Wednesday that its officers had been forbidden from wearing riot gear at recent Denver protests placing officer’s safety at risk.
Four bicycle unit police officers helping control traffic during a student walkout on Wednesday were hit by a vehicle and injured on Wednesday. One of the officers was undergoing surgery and was in critical condition.
Early Wednesday afternoon, physicians at Denver Health Medical Center were operating on Denver Police Officer John Adsit, 35, after he was seriously injured while assisting with a protest on Colfax Avenue by students from East High School.
Denver police are already pursuing body-camera technology, as President Obama pledges a quarter-billion dollars for the technology across the nation.
Protesters in Denver and Boulder rallied against the Michael Brown case again on Saturday shortly before the officer who fatally shot Brown resigned.
After a peaceful but emotional protest in Denver on Monday night, community activists who are upset with the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson say there will be another demonstration.
Denver’s Police Protective Association, which represents the majority of Denver police officers, said they plan to meet with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to discuss the potential merger of the Denver Police and Sheriff’s Departments.
CBS4 has learned that Mayor Michael Hancock and his staff are considering merging the troubled Denver Sheriff Department with the Denver Police Department and allowing current DPD Chief Robert White to oversee the combined agencies.