Doubtless there were many reasons behind a federal jury's decision on Tuesday to stick it to the City of Denver over the 2010 death of Marvin Booker in the downtown jail, handing out a staggering $4.65 million in punitive and compensatory damages to the victim's family. The video record of sheriff's ... More >>
Can an elected coroner be held liable for the destruction of key evidence -- a piece of a dead man's aorta -- needed in a medical malpractice lawsuit? That's the six-figure question at the heart of a federal claim against Adams County and James Hibbard, its former coroner. Hibbard hasn't held office ... More >>
Some government jobs are too important to be left up to the whims of voters. That, at least, seems to be the thinking behind the exit strategy of Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson, who announced her upcoming resignation this week -- just after the deadline passed for scheduling an election to ... More >>
James Hibbard.Former Adams County Coroner James Hibbard was term-limited out of a job last year, but folks in that county are still paying for the strange way he ran his office. County officials have agreed to shell out $650,000 to settle claims by a forensic pathologist who claimed Hibbard r ... More >>
Conrad.Animal cruelty cases don't get much more inexplicable than this one: Arapahoe County's Lopez family returned from an outing this past weekend to discover Conrad, their pet English bulldog, dead in a partially filled bathtub. The case is so uncommon that Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson ... More >>
First Mordecai Mayhew was murdered. Then things got really ugly.