As we've reported, Denver cops Devin Sparks and Randy Murr have been suspended, fired and un-fired since the April 2009 on-camera beating of Michael DeHerrera, who was attacked by Sparks while using his cell phone; see the video below. Now, the Civil Service Commission has rendered what appears to t ... More >>
For those keeping track at home, the investigation of the April 2009 on-camera beating of Michael DeHerrera has lasted more than three years -- and it's not done yet: The Colorado Progressive Coalition announced today that the case had been delayed for five more months. Over the past three years, th ... More >>
Since the April 2009 on-camera beating of Michael DeHerrera, Denver Police Officer Devin Sparks and Corporal Randy Murr, who can be seen in a video below attacking DeHerrera while he used his cell phone, have been suspended, fired and un-fired. Now, a new ruling nixes their reinstatement. But while ... More >>
Video below.Update: After two police officers fired for the 2009 on-camera beating of Michael DeHerrera were reinstated to their jobs, we spoke to Anthony DeHerrera, Michael's father and a law enforcement veteran, about his displeasure with the decision. His words are echoed by Michael himsel ... More >>
Michael Hancock.Yesterday, we noted in our post about the reinstatement of cops fired for beating Michael DeHerrera that we'd reached out to spokespeople for Mayor Michael Hancock to get his take.
That response came yesterday evening, with Hancock calling for an appeal of the ruling -- and h ... More >>
Friday, Sabor, hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver, filled the Denver Botanic Gardens with food, fun and some incredible fashions in the sold-out crowd of 3,000 guests. But one face was missing: Jeffrey Campos, the ex-Chamber head who'd resigned a week earlier.
Sixty years ago, metro boosters celebrated the feds' decision to put a factory that would manufacture plutonium triggers for bombs sixteen miles upwind from Denver. Today, the government is still wrestling with what to do with the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, now slated to become ... More >>
CBS4Charley Garcia is gone from the Denver Manager of Safety's office almost as quickly as he came in. In March, then-mayor Bill Vidal had appointed Garcia, a former state public defender, to the post, making him the fourth person to hold it in a year. He replaced interim manager Mary Maletes ... More >>
Video below.Along with outgoing Manager of Safety Charley Garcia, the Office of the Independent Monitor, led by Richard Rosenthal, has taken heat from police organizations for alleged bias against officers. But the OIM's latest investigation -- an inquiry into supposed cheating on a Denver sh ... More >>
Marvin Booker.Manager of Safety Charley Garcia's decision to fire cops in the Michael DeHerrera beating and Denver Diner macing didn't earn officials a free pass from those upset that no criminal charges were filed in the July 2010 jail death of Marvin Booker.
Here's one angry response.
Video, photos below.On Friday, anti-police-violence protesters rallied to demand justice for Marvin Booker, who died in Denver County Jail last July -- and they won't have to wait much longer to learn if justice will be done. At 10 a.m. this morning, Denver Manager of Safety Charley Garcia wi ... More >>
Jared Lunn.The firing of two Denver cops over the Michael DeHerrera beating. The sacking of two more officers for billy-clubbing and macing at the Denver Diner. The $795,000 payout to brutality victim Alexander Landau. The bad PR keeps coming for the Denver Police Department. The latest? Two ... More >>
At Denver Diner.No matter who becomes Denver's next mayor, it looks like the winning candidate will inherit a tidier, if more pissed-off police department -- and he or she will have interim mayor Bill Vidal to thank. Vidal might have had second thoughts about his decision not to run for mayor ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, Manager of Safety Charley Garcia has sacked Denver cops Ricky Nixon and Kevin Devine over allegedly billy-clubbing women to the ground and macing one of them in a July 2009 incident at the Denver Diner. Now it's been confirmed that one of the cops, Ricky Nixon, was a ... More >>
Big pic below.Manager of Safety Charley Garcia is singlehandedly making up for years of inaction regarding alleged excessive force cases.
Just weeks after finally firing Officers Devin Sparks and Randy Muir in the Michael DeHerrera beating, he's sacked another pair of cops, Ricky Nixon and K ... More >>
Charley Garcia officially becomes Denver's newest Manager of Safety today -- the fourth person to hold the position in the last year. The first day on the job for Garcia, a former head of Denver's Public Defender office, follows news that Police Chief Gerald Whitman has handed over his recomm ... More >>