DENVER (CBS4) – A series of tweets from the Denver Sheriff’s Fraternal Order of Police has officials concerned.
The tweets mentioned a “vicious” inmate on inmate assault in holding cells at a courthouse in Denver on Friday.READ MORE: Educator Maggie Stastny Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison After Having Sex With Inmate At Juvenile Detention Center
Now, Denver police are investigating how the fight started.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Douglas County Commissioners Approve Resolution Defying Indoor Face Mask Mandate
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department told CBS4 in a statement:
“The Denver Sheriff Department cares about the safety of employees and the inmates in its care and work is underway to better understand the type and frequency of assaults that occur in its facilities. It can be difficult to manage those who are incarcerated and the department is committed to providing staff with the necessary tools and resources to help them be successful. All employees receive de-escalation training and the department is working with the National Institute of Corrections to identify additional training tools that will further support employees’ ability to manage inmates.”MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The F.O.P. went on to say in tweets that officers have lost all confidence in the Department of Public Safety and the sheriff.