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Philip Van Cise's crime busting to be remembered at Bill Ritter-led dedication of new justice center named for him

10 years ago by Michael Roberts
At 10 a.m. this morning, Governor Bill Ritter is scheduled to speak at the dedication of the new Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, at 490 W. Colfax. The event will no doubt bring a great deal of satisfaction to family members and others in the community who spent years arguing that...
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Photos: Friends and family remember Marvin Booker three years after his death

7 years ago by Westword Staff
The friends and family of Marvin Booker gathered with supporters on Tuesday at an event commemorating the third anniversary of this death. Booker, a 56-year-old street preacher, died after being arrested and taken to the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, where he got into an altercation with sheriff's deputies; he had...
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Marvin Booker: third anniversary memorial of his death tonight

7 years ago by Patricia Calhoun
Three years ago today, Marvin Booker, a street preacher, was arrested and taken to Denver's Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center after failing to appear on a possession-of-drug-paraphernalia charge. He died while in custody that day, after an altercation with sheriff's deputies. Although the Denver coroner ruled his death a homicide, then-Denver...
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FBI Agent Chase Bishop Finally Jailed for Mile High Spirits Backflip Shooting

2 years ago by Michael Roberts
Today, FBI agent Chase Bishop, who became a national laughingstock after he accidentally shot Thomas Reddington while executing a back flip at Mile High Spirits Distillery during the wee hours of June 2, turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff's Department. He was promptly arrested and is currently being held on suspicion of second-degree assault.
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Attorney: Indiana Insists on Extraditing Grandfather on 34-Year-Old Technicality

1 year ago by Michael Roberts
An attorney for a seventy-year-old retired bus driver taken into custody on a 34-year-old case says Indiana officials insist he must serve a 290 sentence in state prison there.
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Photos: Remembrance rally for Marvin Booker, who died in Denver jail

6 years ago by Melanie Moccia
Supporters and family members rallied in front of the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center yesterday afternoon in remembrance of 56-year old Marvin Booker, who was killed by Denver sheriff deputies in July 2010. The rally came a day after the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals released its opinion on Booker's case...
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Denver Sheriff: Jail Homicide Wasn't Caused by Overcrowding, Understaffing

2 years ago by Michael Roberts
At this writing, Denver city officials are releasing little information about a death that took place at the main Denver jail on July 10. However, the Denver Sheriff Department is pushing back on suggestions by critics that chronic overcrowding at the facility may have contributed to what is being investigated as a homicide.
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Open Door Policy

10 years ago by Susan Froyd
The grand passage of Denver history past and present, so well preserved in the city’s buildings, is the theme of this year’s Doors Open Denver, dubbed an architectural paean to Adaptive Reuse: Buildings With a Second Life. The sixth annual lookie-loo tourfest that features dozens of buildings both historic and...

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