In the wake of numerous high-profile excessive-force allegations against the Denver Sheriff's Department, Denver officials have made a showy effort to address the problem in ways meant to reassure the public. But has the city gone too far? That's among the claims made by the Colorado's Fraternal Ord ... More >>
The timing could hardly be worse: Just two days after Manager of Safety Stephanie O'Malley fired Denver deputies Thomas Ford and Edward Keller after they were caught on video using excessive force against prisoners, a new clip has surfaced showing another deputy, Roberto Roena, unleashing taekwondo ... More >>
Denver Deputy Thomas Ford won't be prosecuted for cold-cocking an inmate in an attack caught on video, but he'll have to fight for his job if he wants to keep it. He's been fired by Denver Manager of Safety Stephanie O'Malley along with another embattled law enforcer: Deputy Edward Keller, who was a ... More >>
As we've reported, the Denver Sheriff Department has received negative attention aplenty in recent months owing to numerous excessive-force complaints, a huge lawsuit payout and more; see a previous post outlining five of the incidents below. The City of Denver is eager to be seen as tackling the i ... More >>
Last month, Kristine Kirk was killed by her husband, Richard Kirk, while she was on the phone with a 911 operator. Afterward, the Manager of Safety launched an investigation into the 911 system's response in the incident, and earlier this month, an office spokeswoman told us she'd recommended agains ... More >>
In November 2012, we covered the murder of Loretta Barela, allegedly at the hands of her husband, Christopher Perea -- and we also reported about a delayed 911 response that prompted the same sort of criticism as in last month's killing of Kristine Kirk, who was on the phone with an operator when sh ... More >>
Back in 2007, Denver residents voted for an alphabet soup of nine civic improvements. While almost all of those bond-backed Better Denver projects are done (with signs to prove it), much of the money from G and H, earmarked for maintenance and construction of cultural facilities, including an update ... More >>
After his friend and aide was accused of sexual harassment, Mayor Michael Hancock sacked him without launching an investigation into the allegations. That's the main argument of Wayne McDonald, who plans to sue the city months after being ousted. But those aren't the only accusations made by McDonal ... More >>
Denver has been threatened with doom many times -- when the transcontinental railroad threatened to skip the infant city, when numerous booms went bust, when the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant caught fire. Although the homegrown PeaceJam has debunked the latest doomsday scenario -- that th ... More >>
5280 Shadow.Now that Michael Hancock is officially Denver's mayor, does he already have a mole... who tweets? That's the political guessing game surrounding 5280 Shadow, a mysterious Twitter feed that purports to offer inside scoop, most of it Hancock-related. Check out some examples.
Marcus Giavanni.The morning after ten Denver mayoral candidates qualified for the ballot, Marcus Giavanni, whose petition was deemed "insufficient," said he would file a complaint about his exclusion -- and he's done just that. The document, on view below, targets Denver clerk and recorder S ... More >>
Your voting booth next November. Denver clerk and recorder Stephanie O'Malley's announcement that the November 3 election in Denver will be conducted entirely by mail didn't prompt rioting in the streets, protests from political heavyweights or much more than a shrug from the populace at large, and ... More >>
More lofty ambitions from Scottie Ewing.
Give this guy the bum's rush.
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Is the Denver Art Museum looking to expand more than its gallery space?