DENVER (CBS4) – Two Denver Sheriff’s deputies are being disciplined after an inmate escaped on their watch. That inmate was being held on attempted murder charges.

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The two deputies transported Mauricio Venzor-Gonzales to a doctor’s appointment at Denver Health in March. The inmate managed to hop a fence and run away.

Mauricio Venzor-Gonzales (credit: Denver Police)

He wasn’t recaptured until months later.

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Deputy Stephen Hernandez will be suspended for two weeks. Deputy Jason Leyshon will be suspended for six days.

  1. Then DPD shot two men, somehow supposing they were Mauricio Venzor-Gonzales — you left that part out. If people weren’t dying, it might almost be funny.

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