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$3.25 million settlement in Jamal Hunter suit latest blemish on Denver Sheriff's Department

Denver is trying to change the subject away from troubles at the city's sheriff's department. But doing so is costly.

A day after Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned (and news broke that interim chief Elias Diggins has a criminal record), City Attorney Scott Martinez announced a deal to pay $3.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed by inmate Jamal Hunter that resulted in revelations of porn, pot, drunkenness and brutality at Denver's jail.

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