The long-running lawsuits over an alleged police brutality incident at the Denver Diner in 2009 has entered a new and potentially game-changing phase. Attorneys for four women who say they were roughed up by police have named the City and County of Denver in the case, for allegedly tolerating excess ... More >>
We recently told you about Adams County's decision to fork over $20,000 after a deputy took down career criminal Mario Ybarra while trying to fingerprint him. At the time, attorney David Lane decried the lack of punishment for those who'd filed false reports. Now, the Adams County Sheriff's Office h ... More >>
When I spoke to attorney David Lane about the Adams County's $20,000 payout to prisoner Mario Ybarra, who was thumped by deputies after he gave them grief over a troublesome fingerprint device, I asked about his demand for every document related to excessive force complaints against Denver cops and ... More >>
Another day, another cash payout for alleged law-enforcement brutality. This time, it's Adams County agreeing to fork over $20,000 after a deputy took down career criminal Mario Ybarra while trying to fingerprint him. And although attorney David Lane is happy to accept the money, he's upset that suc ... More >>
Despite the obligatory squawks from lawmakers about the need for transparency in government, few of their actions are quite as transparent as their efforts to shield internal bureaucratic processes from outside scrutiny. For a demonstration of this principle in action, look no further than two bills ... More >>
Update: Two of the charges incurred by supporters of Occupy Denver in recent weeks were dropped over the weekend when the city attorney's office decided against officially filing in both cases. The most notable of the two instances is that of Natalie Wyatt, who has since enlisted as a plaintiff on t ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about a Denver Police Department Twitter survey asking respondents to compare the fairness of photo-radar reports by Fox31 and 9News.
Earlier today, the DPD tweeted the results. The winner? Hard to say. But "Who cares?" did very, very well.
In our post about Denver settling the Jason Graber police-brutality case, attorney David Lane argued that while officials bought time regarding release of past excessive-force complaints, they would be required to provide them for another case, by Judge John Kane's order. These assertions prompted t ... More >>
The Denver Drug Court's treatment program is split into more than a handful of individualized tracks, but until earlier this month, none catered specifically to the needs of veterans. While they make up 5 to 8 percent of the 850 people enrolled, vets remain the least likely to receive help. They're ... More >>
Update below: Attorney David Lane lauded Judge John Kane for threatening to fine the City of Denver if reps delayed releasing eight years of excessive-force complaints against cops and sheriff's deputies for the Jason Graber brutality case. Now, city attorneys have agreed to settle the Graber matter ... More >>
Jason Graber.In July, Judge John Kane, ruling in a brutality case brought by Jason Graber, ordered Denver to release every document related to excessive force complaints against cops and sheriff's deputies for eight years. "Further obstruction will not be tolerated," he added, and he meant it ... More >>
Jason Graber.Yesterday, Judge John Kane ordered Denver to release every document related to excessive force complaints against city police officers and sheriff's deputies for the past eight years and stated that "further obstruction will not be tolerated." Outspoken attorney David Lane cheers ... More >>