Last week, on the eve of his one-year anniversary as Denver's Manager of Safety, Alex Martinez told us that one of the next big goals for his office is pushing the Civil Service Commission to implement serious reforms -- and he said he's not entirely confident about how things will go. Commission he ... More >>
Eric Swanson's troubled past caught up with him last week in an Arapahoe County courtroom -- although not with quite the vengeance prosecutors had in mind. At one point facing habitual criminal charges and a potential 64-year-sentence for a case that began as a municipal summons for harassment, Swan ... More >>
Eric Swanson is still headed to prison for an attack on another concertgoer at the 2010 Mayhem Festival. But the length of his sentence won't be anything like the mountain of time -- up to 64 years -- he had been facing in the case. Acknowledging that his codefendant had received a relatively light ... More >>
Jeramie Gerhardt, one of two men charged in an assault on another concert-goer during the 2010 Mayhem Festival at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, was sentenced last week in Arapahoe County District Court to 75 days in jail and four years of probation for his role in the incident -- while Eric Swans ... More >>
There was real mayhem at the 2010 Mayhem Festival, with one man facing a long prison term for his role in the fracas. "It was like getting socked in the gut," Eric Swanson says of learning that he could spend 48 years in prison. Except that he could actually be sentenced to more than sixty.
This week's cover story, "Sucker Punch", explores the legal aftermath of an assault on a fan at the 2010 Mayhem Festival -- an incident that left a somewhat fragmentary record behind, thanks to concertgoers' penchant for uploading videos of Mayhem moshes and crowd rowdiness to YouTube. The clips don ... More >>