"Where is the change?" asks a letter outlining a series of disappointing, business-as-usual moves by new Denver Police Chief Robert White. It was signed by "Men and Women of the Denver Police Department" and sent yesterday to Mayor Michael Hancock's office, which was scrambling last night to find a ... More >>
Brown Palace 1892.A week after Snobama buried the Front Range in hype and hope, we're still shoveling out -- and just dug up this fun fact: The Brown Palace has hosted every U.S. president since Teddy Roosevelt first visited in 1905, thirteen years after the hotel opened, except for two: Calv ... More >>
Chief Robert White.Mayor Michael Hancock's choice for Denver's new police chief, Robert White, was introduced at a hastily convened press conference at City Hall on Saturday. The announcement of Hancock's pick for this most-watched post had been moved up several days because the news of Whit ... More >>
Carol Boigon.With John Hickenlooper having been elected Colorado's governor, we know Denver will have a new mayor next year, and the race promises to be wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Carol Boigon. "I'm a person who never ... More >>
Signs of low morale are everywhere in the Denver Police Department. After months of being criticized for their aggressive arrests and use of excessive force, Denver cops are trying to win back the trust of Denver citizens with a kinder, gentler, hands-off policing style.
Several police-brutality incidents and the resignation of Denver Manager of Safety Ron Perea have cast a harsh light on the Denver PD. Chief Gerry Whitman doesn't think the department's out of control, telling the city safety committee, "Our use of force per arrest is less than most major pol ... More >>
Full-sized art below.Denver Manager of Safety Ron Perea's resignation does not take effect until August 31, 2010, which leaves plenty of time for local law enforcement personnel to stage a beat-police support rally! While citizens were sickened to watch the video of Denver police beating a ... More >>
From CBS4 coverage.The police-brutality controversy spurred by the attack on Michael DeHerrera -- which spawned yesterday's press event decrying violence against LGBTQ community members (to see photos, click here) -- has increased pressure on Denver Chief of Police Gerry Whitman. He defends h ... More >>
A Flickr photoYesterday, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced the latest busts in its Operation Cripsland campaign -- eight arrests on weapon and drug charges to supplement a roundup of nine others last year. As a bonus, the feds include the nicknames of the men snagged, including Rock, Lil Wa ... More >>
Peter Boyles isn't shrinking in the face of the latest criticism against him.The war of words continues in the continuing saga of Cory Voorhis and Stephanie Villafuerte. Last week, Colorado GOP head Dick Wadhams sent a letter to Denver police chief Gerry Whitman asking about documentation of ... More >>
Peter Boyles has been leading the charge when it comes to the Stephanie Villafuerte story.A new twist in coverage of Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination as U.S. Attorney. KHOW radio host Peter Boyles has devoted a great deal of airtime to this tale (I've joined him to speak about the subject ... More >>
Stephanie Villafuerte's U.S. Attorney nomination just keeps getting more complicated.The nomination of Stephanie Villafuerte as U.S. Attorney wasn't supposed to have been this complicated. But in recent weeks, implications that she may have improperly participated in accessing a criminal data ... More >>
Dick Wadhams has a big stick, and he's not afraid to stir with it.The pressure on Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination for U.S. Attorney shows no signs of diminishing. The release of a letter to Senator Mark Udall in which Villafuerte attempted to squash accusations that she'd accessed a crimi ... More >>
Michael Bennet.The "send" key: It's so easy to push -- and so dangerous when it's pressed prematurely. Witness the chain of events that followed an unwise forward inadvertently shared with assorted reporters by a member of Senator Michael Bennet's staff as information about a Colorado connect ... More >>
Why can't we all just get along? Oh, and stop throwing poo and pee at one another.
Reporters are having a hard time learning about Denver crimes. Coincidence, or alleged improvements gone awry?
Letters from the week of 11/8/2007
Chicago in 1968 was a place of violence and chaos. Some activists would like to re-create those good old days.
Can councilman Paul Lopez reconcile his anti-city government past with his establishment future?
Regrets? We’ve had a few.
The call of the wilding still echoes in Denver.
Pick a Card
Denver lends a hand to a hero who took a bullet.
One Nation Enlightened wants just one thing from Denver cops: their business cards.
Denver tries to corral the chaos of LoDo at Let Out.
Colorado's ailing, but the good doctor doesn't have a cure.
To Bill, with love
In 1492, Columbus started a controversy that isn't through.
Holy smokes! Only those with burning ambition will survive the 2002 Year in Review quiz.
Spy vs. Spy
The DPD's binge-and-purge problem continues.
High on Highland
Ronnie Williams says he's being punished for trying to start a white officers' association.
Local bars get stung by police, and some say the kids are to blame.
The camera doesn't lie -- but every picture tells more than one story.
The society columnist for a neighborhood newspaper is the talk of the upper crust.
Promoters hurry to get their acts together -- before parents, police and the courts decide the party's over.
A class-action suit becomes a vehicle for racial justice.
From the week of December 7, 2000
During its first week on the air, Channel 31's news demonstrates a little substance and a lot of style.
Is the media to blame for Tom Sanchez's dismissal?
Three years after the Denver Police Department promised to change its off-duty policies, tending bars still pays off.
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