“We shouldn't be punishing people who are innocent until proven guilty unnecessarily,” Denver's independent monitor says.
The agreement was reached between the city and the family of Michael Marshall, who died while in custody at the Denver jail in 2015.
Places like Denver, Aurora, Douglas County, even Sterling, need firefighters, plumbers, chemists, mechanics and police officers
Firman says it’s important for the immigrant community to trust local police and understand they’re not enforcing federal immigration law.
The Denver sheriff’s department is looking at how it communicates with immigration officials after Ever Valles was arrested on suspicion of murder last week.
The case of Marvin Booker, who died in 2010 at the hands of guards at the Denver jail, resulted in the biggest payout for an excessive force case in the city's history.
- Four deputies have been punished for their roles in such incidents in the past month.Read more
The Denver sheriff department is investing heavily in teaching deputies about 'verbal judo,' a practice that uses language to defuse a tense situation before it becomes unsafe.
The policy is part of a larger package of reforms the city and sheriff’s department is undertaking to overhaul the once-troubled department.
- The agency has been under heavy criticism after a series of deputy misconduct cases.Read more