After the arrest of Denver Police Department Detective Daniel Diaz de Leon on charges including domestic violence and child abuse, 9News reported that he was the sixth member of the DPD to get in trouble over recent months. By our count, however, there have actually been seven -- a small total when ... More >>
Last month, we told you about Denver Police Detective Michael Ryan, who was busted in Lakewood after being caught in a car with a prostitute who was apparently on the verge of performing oral sex on him. But this episode isn't an isolated incident. Officer Stephanie Southard has now been fired for ... More >>
On May 25, 2012, four people were gunned down in broad daylight on Bruce Randolph Avenue -- and two of them, Justin O'Donnell (seen here) and Deon Rudd, died of their injuries. Now, two men -- Marquise Davis and Denzel Richardson -- have pleaded guilty in relation to this tragedy. But what led to it ... More >>
According to the Transportation Security Administration, if medical marijuana patients' paperwork checks out, they can board a flight with meds in tow as long as they are headed to a medical marijuana state that honors Colorado red cards. So...now that voters in Washington and Colorado have legalize ... More >>
The streets of downtown Denver hosted two big events on Saturday night: the third annual March for a World Without Police and the seventh Denver Zombie Crawl. But there were times when the two spectacles seemed to combine into one -- an unfortunate turn according to some Zombie Crawlers, who felt th ... More >>
Update: Last week, we told you about a homicide in Green Valley Ranch on Wednesday evening; look below for our previous coverage. Now, the Denver coroner's office has identified the victim as Matthew Gianopoulos, age 21. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Here's a little more about a y ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Avery Workman, a sixteen-year-old youth circus performer from Elbert County who vanished off the 16th Street Mall, was found safe. But while media reports like this one suggest she ran away, the folks behind the Facebook page that coordinated the search for her insist she was dru ... More >>
Update: The Denver coroner's office has now identified the man who was killed early yesterday morning on the 3600 block of Josephine Street as Israel Hernandez, age thirty. He was transported to Denver Health Medical Center but failed to respond to treatment after suffering a gunshot wound. The corn ... More >>
One of our readers just sent us the photo above, of Denver Police dealing with a dead body at City Park. However, the man doesn't seem to have been a victim of crime, at least at this very early stage of investigation. According to DPD spokesman Detective John White, "It appears to be a natural deat ... More >>
After reports of increased crime in Commons Park, the Denver City Council and Denver Department of Parks and Recreation are funneling money into this popular neighborhood northwest of starting with $150,000 for lighting improvements to "address critical safety needs in Commons Park."
Update: The Denver Police Department has now released a mug shot of Andrew Simpson, the man accused in the brutal hit and run that ended the life of DU student Masoud Bahramisasharif -- one that may have been preceded by a trip to a bar and a quest to buy some pot. In addition, the DPD is sharing th ... More >>
The Denver District Attorney's Office has formally charged Denzel Richardson and Marquise Davis in the shocking, daylight gundown of four people in Five Points, with Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd dying from their wounds. At this point, though, DA's office reps are keeping the info that led to the ... More >>
With Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, already approved for the November ballot, and other initiatives aiming for it, media stories related to cannabis are being read closer than ever for political subtext. That's definitely the case with a 9News report about rising medical mar ... More >>
After almost a week of delay, the Denver Police Department began enforcing the city's new urban camping ordinance yesterday afternoon. Although the ban legally took effect May 29, officers extended the wait in order to provide more educational opportunities about the ordinance and its legal implicat ... More >>
Update: In comparison with the broad-daylight slayings of Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd this past Friday, Richard Nack's murder a few hours later received comparatively modest media attention. Now, the case is edging closer to the spotlight because of a revelation by the Denver Police Department th ... More >>
Update: The shooting on Friday that killed Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd stirred controversy in part because the former's body was left in view of a large throng for hours. Denver Police spokesman Detective John White stresses that no disrespect was intended -- and he hints that the investigative w ... More >>
Today marks the announced effective date of Denver's new urban camping ban, an ordinance that makes it illegal to camp on public or private property without permission. After months of debate, followed by a two-week implementation period, both Occupy Denver and the homeless community prepared for it ... More >>
Update: Savannah McMillan-Christmas, the woman who walked onto the court during Sunday's Denver-L.A. playoff game, was originally reported to be a known stalker of Nuggets players. But as we wrote in an update on view below, this account has now been discredited -- and Denver Police spokesman Sonny ... More >>
Update: The Denver coroner's office has now identified the city's first 2012 homicide victim as Stephanie Hope, a 28-year-old from Westminster. She was pronounced dead at 2:29 a.m. on New Year's Day of a "penetrating gunshot wound to the chest." Kevin Carter has been arrested in connection with the ... More >>
Denver Police Department headquarters, the behemoth building at 1331 Cherokee Street, will cut its hours in 2012 in order to "streamline the department's workforce," the department announced this week. Starting Sunday, January 1, the lobby will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. That's quite a cut-back; ... More >>
CBS4The Denver Police Department has arrested two men suspected of several robberies in the metro area who'd been dubbed the "Crummy Cookie Bandits." Nineteen-year-old Rodney Mitchell and 33-year-old Dartanian Mitchell were taken into custody last night at the Blockbuster video parking lot on ... More >>
It's not a new tactic, but for some, it might be a surprising one: One of the ways the Denver Police Department has checked the identities of those faced with warrants for Occupy Denver is through online archival footage, including the average YouTube search. Previously anonymous protesters can be - ... More >>
Bigger pic below.Update below: It's a temptation pretty much every student has felt -- the urge to make a bomb threat because of an impending test or an awful assignment or the feeling that there was something more important to do than go to school. Of course, most of us are able to resist su ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: According to the manager at the Cherry Top Farms medical marijuana center, a raid yesterday targeted a contract grower, not Cherry Top or any of its employees. But because federal officers were involved, they seized all of the dispensary's live plants, medicine and more, ... More >>
Update: Last week, a man later identified as Alonzo Bencomo, 34, was shot and killed near 250 South Osceola. Today, Bencomo's family and friends will gather for a visitation and rosary in advance of a funeral tomorrow. Here's how they're remembering him in an online listing.
Graphic below.Update: The deceased man found in a car at 8th and Decatur in what was initially called a "suspicious death" -- a term that was later replaced by "homicide" -- has been identified as Manuel Amaro-Rojas, 24. And while he was involved in a crash, the impact didn't kill him. Instea ... More >>
7NewsUpdate: The Denver coroner's office has identified the man killed July 4 on the 3200 block of Dahlia Street as Dominick Johnson, 28. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at Denver Health Medical Center. Still no word about possible s ... More >>
9NewsUpdate: The Denver coroner's office has identified the woman who died in a shooting near Ninth and Sheridan on Tuesday night: Susan Wiggs, 58. In addition, the Denver Police Department has belatedly issued a press release on the incident, which notes that there was a struggle between res ... More >>
Scene of the crime.Police have declared that a thirty-year-old man was specifically targeted for murder, despite no obvious external trauma. The man was found inside the house. "In this case, we're looking to the coroner's office to tell us the cause of death," says Detective John White.
Not today, John Doe.The Denver Police Department is releasing a series of action-filled videos demonstrating the work of a police officer. The first one came out today and features a foot chase after a would-be bank robber near Curtis Park. It's got it all: voiceover, dramatic orchestration, ... More >>
North Pontiac StreetA man in his 20s is dead after being shot while in a car this morning in the 2900 block of North Pontiac Street in northeast Denver. Denver Police responded to a report of a shooting at 9:58 a.m. at 2915 North Pontiac, to find a black male in his early 20s suffering from ... More >>
Google5100 block of West Gill Place, DenverOfficers with the Denver Police Department found a man dead in a home in the 5100 block of West Gill Place a little before 7 p.m. last night. The man, whose name has not been replaced, was dead from a gunshot wound. Police are not saying where the ma ... More >>
It's been a momentous year for marijuana in Colorado: landmark legislation, turf wars, huge profits, shocking arrests, enormous celebrations and more. Below, we've compiled links to and excerpts from 25 of the biggest weed stories to take place in the state during 2010. Page through and brea ... More >>
It won't make the body scans or perverse groping security pat-downs any easier to handle, but medical marijuana patients traveling to one of five states from DIA can now pack their cannabis openly instead of, say, hiding it in a shampoo bottle.
J.R. Smith.As speculation ramps up about where Carmelo Anthony will be traded (not if), ugly reports have surfaced about another Denver Nugget who may not be long for the team: J.R. Smith. But Smith attorney David Lane says assault accusations made against him are without merit and predicts ... More >>
From the video below.Today, the Office of the Independent Monitor released a report about the April 2009 beating of Michael DeHerrera, with the OIM's Richard Rosenthal and Manager of Safety Ron Perea coming to very different conclusions about a video of the incident. Rosenthal thinks the two ... More >>
Are you down with the Clown?Update, 9:32 a.m.: Denver Police Department spokesman Detective John White declines to identify the stabbing victims in the incident described below, but he says the name of the man arrested in the case may be available as soon as this afternoon. For more informati ... More >>
What a sap... A lawsuit filed by a teenager against the Denver Police Department could have an impact on officers' use of an antiquated weapon. Fourteen-year-old Anthony Fernandez alleges that he suffered serious spine and head injuries during an arrest in April when Officer Thomas Bogart struck ... More >>
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