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Photos: Patricia Lucero was bloodied by a Denver cop who wasn't disciplined

Update below: This morning, the Office of the Independent Monitor, charged with overseeing and evaluating the actions of the Denver Police Department and the Denver County Sheriff's Office, issued its annual report. We'll be digging into the complete document in a separate post. But first, we'd like to focus on a single paragraph -- one that recounts the arrest of Patricia Lucero, who was left bloodied in an encounter with Denver cops. The monitor recommended that one officer be disciplined for her actions, but the Manager of Safety's Office disagreed.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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