A former police chief's analysis of a 2007 police shooting during an auto-theft sting -- one that left an unarmed nineteen-year-old suspect paralyzed for life -- contends that Arvada police detective Bill Johnson's use of deadly force in the incident was "unwarranted, unnecessary and extreme." The r ... More >>
Despite reassurances, questions continue to be raised about the financial health of the Denver Post following the bankruptcy of the Journal Register Company, sister firm of MediaNews Group, the Post's owner. But Post city editor Kevin Vaughan insists that sinking-ship fears had nothing to do with hi ... More >>
At last report, Bill Johnson and his two kids -- a five-year-old girl and a sixteen-month-old boy -- continue clinging to life after one of the most shocking examples of domestic violence in recent memory. Northglenn Police believe that Johnson assaulted his estranged wife before barricading her ou ... More >>
Update: At last, we've got the complete list of Denver Post employees who have or will be leaving the paper after accepting a buyout offer: nineteen staffers from various departments, including editors, reporters and photographers. Perhaps most surprising: John Moore, the paper's theater critic and ... More >>
Darrell Havens.A federal judge has ruled that Darrell Havens can proceed with his lawsuit against the Arvada police officer who shot him during a car-theft sting operation in 2007, leaving him a quadriplegic. The decision has Havens' attorneys poised to conduct a fresh investigation of the c ... More >>
Darrell Havens.In an affidavit filed in federal court, a veteran cop turned high-profile private investigator claims that an Arvada police officer who fired on an unarmed suspect during a car-theft sting operation in 2007, leaving the man a quadriplegic, was not justified in the use of deadly ... More >>
Mary Celeste.Update: The 18th Judicial District DA's office decided not to charge County Court Judge Mary Celeste with a state criminal law violation for leaving her six-year-old granddaughter alone in a car on a blazing hot day while she picked up olive oil and a movie at Sam's Club. However ... More >>
Jacob & Mom.Cloaked in secrecy, juvenile court matters are so rarely covered in Colorado that it's been instructive watching the Denver Post fumble a bit in its reporting on Jacob Christenson, the eleven-year-old in Parker charged with second-degree arson over a fire that caused $195,000 in d ... More >>
Mike Littwin.There have been plenty of columnist-related changes at the Denver Post of late, including the resignation of Susan Greene and a plan to relocate the writings of Mike Littwin, Tina Griego and Bill Johnson. This last move was completed yesterday by way of Littwin's debut on the op ... More >>
Mike Littwin.Last week, we told you about the resignation of the Denver Post's Susan Greene after she was told her column would be canceled. Turns out other column-oriented changes are in the offing, including a possible move for star scribe Mike Littwin from his prime page two location to t ... More >>
Susan Greene."Trashing the Truth," a 2007 series by Miles Moffeit and Susan Greene about DNA evidence, remains the finest piece of journalism by the Denver Post over the past decade -- a controversial but deserved Pulitzer Prize finalist. Three years later, however, neither writer works for t ... More >>
Senator Morgan Carroll. Despite Monday's move to strip a death-penalty ban out of legislation designed to divert funds to investigating cold cases, Morgan Carroll, a state Senator sponsoring the bill, isn't giving up. As the current session ticks toward its conclusion, she plans to reintroduce the ... More >>
Photo by J. KnightDenver Post editor Greg Moore at the February 26 press conference that announced the closure of the Rocky Mountain News. During the period of time between the December announcement that the Rocky Mountain News had been put up for sale and the February press conference revealing th ... More >>
Photo by Anthony Camera.Kevin Vaughan, a Rocky reporter who'll soon be writing for the Denver Post. Almost two months ago, Michael Roberts offered an all-star list of five Rocky Mountain News staffers that he suggested the Denver Post hire should the News shut down.Now, with the News's last day tom ... More >>
As one media squall weakens, another strikes.
A misbegotten experiment implodes.
A columnist's latest dirty secret? He watches TV to get his news.
From the week of April 14, 2005
A PG-13 rating squeezes the life out of Anacondas.
A towering inferno of local talent garners a smokiní deal.
Several Post staffers want more colors in their paper's palette.
A writer's departure from the Post raises questions about the paper's commitment to metro columns.
The station says it's sorry about all the messes it's made. But it keeps making more.
If the news is offensive, how does local media report it? Very carefully.
Bill Johnson doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.