Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson said in a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press that the change is effective immediately, due to "the changing legal landscape."
Recent court decisions in Oregon and Pennsylvania found that such detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement are not commands that local jurisdictions have to abide by. That means local governments can be liable for due-process violations for holding someone past the time when they would otherwise be released.
The rulings have prompted several Colorado sheriffs, and others nationwide, to stop complying with ICE detainer requests unless there's a pending criminal warrant.
Recently on the national program The Takeaway, former CPR journalist Lee Hill shared his experience from his time here. Hill’s story, as well as feedback from our current staff, has led to deep introspection at Colorado Public Radio. These are hard lessons about the harmful effects of white privilege and implicit bias. Read the full statement from our President & CEO.
CPR Classical's 10-week summer festival features a star-studded concert series of today's greatest performers and Colorado's own world-class festivals and musicians. We're providing a front row seat in your own home or your lawn to the best soundtrack for your summer.
The B-Side Summer Music Series is going virtual this year. Indie 102.3 has partnered with MCA Denver to bring you the rooftop performances virtually. Watch every Friday at 7 p.m on Indie 102.3's Facebook page or listen at 9 p.m. each week.