News that no charges would be made against the three police officers who nearly beat Alex Landau to death in 2009 has brought renewed scrutiny to the Denver Police Department, especially when it comes to the question of race. Jared Jacang Maher explored these questions in his 2008 feature "Target Pr ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Back on the Beat," Westword explores recent changes within the Denver Police Department's oversight system and its investigation of Alex Landau's January 2009 beating. For a while, there won't be any changes: While the Department of Justice analyzes the Landau, the DPD h ... More >>
In light of the death of Denver police officer Celena Hollis, the Colorado Progressive Coalition, ACLU of Colorado and others have postponed the "Summer Against Police Violence" protest. The rally, originally scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, would have fallen at the same time as Hollis's funeral se ... More >>
Make up by the GeneralUpdate (7/25/11): Full video added below in its entirety. Taking one of the most compelling cuts from his album The Ugly Truth, Mane Rok enlisted a small army to help him create a video for the song "This One's," a track dealing with the timely and incendiary topic of police ... More >>
Alex Landau.As detailed in last week's feature on Independent Monitor Richard Rosenthal, Denver is in the midst of a police-misconduct story that won't go away. Now, as part of its "Race to Justice" police brutality awareness campaign, the ACLU tracked down all city payouts for police-relate ... More >>
Doug Linkhart.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 wild and wide open. To introduce you to the players, we're offering profiles of official candidates. Next up: Doug Linkhart. "I want to be ... More >>
Jason Gomez was shot and killed during an altercation with a Denver officer in December. Jason T. Gomez was shot and killed last December after officials say he pulled what looked like a gun on a Denver Police Officer. It turned out that the only thing in the 33-year-old’s hand was a plastic lig ... More >>
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