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denver auditor says sheriff could do more to reduce violence inside the downtown


the denver sheriff department could reduce violence in the booking area at the downtown detention center if it improves its system for determining where inmates can be housed, a denver auditor's report found.






violence spiking inside denver’s jails leaves sheriff’s department with question


inmates inside denver's two jails assaulted each other six times as often in 2016 as they did four years ago, just one indicator that sheriff's deputies are dealing with more violence on their jobs.






denver auditor, police disagree on anti-bias implementation


denver (ap) — denver police and the city’s auditor disagree on whether or not the department has been implementing the auditor’s recommendations to avoid racial bias by patrol officers. the denver post reported (http://dpo.st/2ymvpn4 ) thursday that auditor timothy o’brien says the denver police department has not been documenting demographic data, making it difficult to […]






denver sheriff: city jails are crowded, violence is up


the city's jails are crowded and violence inside is up, but denver sheriff patrick firman told a city council committee wednesday that he does not have answers as to why both are happening.






denver auditor, police disagree on anti-bias implementation


denver (ap) — denver police and the city’s auditor disagree on whether the department has been implementing the auditor’s recommendations to avoid racial bias by patrol officers. the denver post reported (http://dpo.st/2ymvpn4 ) thursday that auditor timothy o’brien says the denver police department has not been documenting demographic data, making it difficult to track officers’ […]






computer crash leads to lock down at denver jails


a computer crash at the denver sheriff department led to a lock down tuesday at the downtown detention center and the county jail on smith road as sheriff patrick firman asked police to stop dropping off inmates.






denver jail sergeant suspended 40 days for inappropriate force in cell melee wit


a denver sheriff's sergeant has been ordered suspended for 40 days without pay for punching and scuffling with an inmate being held in a downtown jail cell.






denver moves to reduce jail sentences to avoid deportations


denver (ap) — denver is moving to reduce the sentences of most municipal offenses to less than a year in jail to help immigrants keep off the radar of immigration officials and avoid deportation. under a proposal by mayor michael hancock’s administration, maximum sentences for offenses including shoplifting, trespassing and the first or second instance […]






sheriff halts plans for immigrant detention center inside rockford jail


a northern illinois sheriff has halted plans for a federal immigrant detention center inside a county jail. the rockford register star reports thursday that winnebago county sheriff gary caruana said immigration officials couldn't meet several stipulations. they included that the sheriff would...






denver police fail to follow recommendations to end racial profiling, auditor sa


denver police have not implemented any of denver auditor timothy o'brien's recommendations to help patrol officers avoid racial bias, authorities say.






inmate who died in denver’s downtown jail identified


the denver jail inmate killed monday morning has been identified as 42-year-old william anderson.






denver marijuana regulators’ oversight improved, but still lacking tax transpare


the denver office of marijuana policy has implemented some suggestions made last year by the city's auditor, who called for more transparency on tax spending.






lawsuit accuses former denver acting sheriff diggins of covering up abuse of men


a severely mentally ill inmate is suing denver jail claiming former interim sheriff elias diggins tried to cover up evidence he was paraded "completely naked" through the halls of denver health medical center.






sheriff’s deputies plead for end to overcrowding at denver jail


the denver sheriffs fraternal order of police lodge #27 held a rally at the jail to raise awareness about overcrowding that deputies say is putting them and inmates in danger.






denver city contractor made $241,000 in back payments after auditor’s probe


denver's auditor found 91 workers laboring on the beeler park project in stapleton were underpaid by the contractor, who quickly corrected the violation of the city's prevailing wage rule.






two denver deputies, sheriff’s watch commander suspended in jail death of michae


two denver deputies and a sheriff's watch commander have been suspended in connection with the 2015 jail death of michael marshall, who choked on his vomit while being restrained in what was ruled a homicide.






denver deputies’ suspensions overturned in jail inmate death


denver (ap) — a hearing officer has overturned the suspensions of two denver sheriff’s deputies over the death of a jail inmate, saying neither broke department rules. the denver post reported monday the city department of safety might appeal the ruling. the city suspended bret garegnani for 16 days and carlos hernandez for 10, alleging […]






sheriff's homicide detectives investigating death of inmate at men's central jai


los angeles county sheriff’s department homicide detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at men’s central jail, officials said. the death was was reported about 2:40 p.m tuesday at the jail, located at 441 bauchet st. near downtown l.a. authorities did not identify the inmate or release...






two more denver jail deputies punished for errors that left inmates behind bars


two denver sheriff department deputies were punished in february after mistakes caused inmates to serve extra time in the city's jail, a recurring problem that even the city acknowledges could leave it vulnerable to lawsuits.






26 inmates charged with violence toward guards at cook county jail


sheriff’s officials on saturday announced that in a one-month period, nearly 30 cook county inmates have been charged with aggravated battery to jail staff. between dec. 12 and jan. 12, 26 people have been charged, according to a news release from sheriff thomas dart. among them was anthony jones,...






26 inmates charged with violence toward guards at cook county jail


sheriff’s officials on saturday announced that in a one-month period nearly 30 cook county inmates have been charged with aggravated battery to jail staff. between dec. 12 and jan. 12, 26 people have been charged, according to a news release from sheriff thomas dart. among them was anthony jones,...






denver agrees to pay $4.6 million settlement to family of inmate killed in 2015


denver has agreed to a $4.6 million settlement with the family of michael marshall, an mentally ill inmate who was killed in november 2015 by denver sheriff department deputies at the downtown detention center.






denver sheriff department reorganizes its top ranks, includes the promotion of a


a reorganization within the top ranks of the denver sheriff department has stripped the sheriff of his budget staff and elevated a former sheriff who had fallen from grace after a colleague secretly recorded him criticizing his bosses.






denver coming up short when enforcing regulations around short-term rentals unde


denver is doing a poor job of tracking and enforcing its new short-term rental regulations, the city auditor says, with some applicants receiving licenses they shouldn't have, putting the city at risk for a lawsuit.






deputy accused of sexually assaulting a third inmate inside lynwood jail


a los angeles county sheriff’s deputy who was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two female inmates inside a county jail earlier this year is now accused of attacking another woman inside the same facility, authorities said wednesday. giancarlo scotti, 31, was arrested on suspicion of...






actor tom sizemore pleads no contest to domestic violence charges and avoids jai


actor tom sizemore pleaded no contest on tuesday to two domestic violence charges in a deal that allows him to avoid a 210-day jail term. appearing before judge maral injejikian in a downtown los angeles courtroom, sizemore entered the plea to two misdemeanor counts of injuring an intimate partner,...






inside denver’s highest penthouse, on the market for $13 million


the three-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse is located on the top two floors of the four seasons hotel in downtown denver.






man slammed into denver courtroom wall while shackled takes case in front of fed


opening statements began monday in a federal civil rights case where a denver jail inmate was slammed into a window frame by a denver sheriff department deputy.






denver da won’t file charges in jail inmate’s “combat” death


criminal charges will not be filed against ricardo lopez vera, 19, an inmate involved in a fatal fight in denver's downtown detention center.






san bernardino deputy caught on video threatening to 'create' charges and send m


authorities are investigating a video showing a san bernardino county sheriff’s deputy threatening to create charges and throw a man in jail. duncan hicks told the times he went inside the sheriff’s victorville station about 11 a.m. jan. 20 to file an incident report regarding a child custody issue...






denver sheriff’s deputies punished after inmates kept too long behind bars


two denver jail inmates were held beyond their release dates after deputies, who said they were overworked, made mistakes when entering information into computerized records.






suspensions overturned for two denver deputies involved in michael marshall jail


hearing officer bruce plotkin has overturned the suspensions of sheriff's deputies bret garegnani and carlos hernandez, who were involved in the death of denver jail inmate michael marshall.






homicide investigators probe inmate death at la jail


los angeles (ap) — authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the men’s central jail in downtown los angeles. the sheriff’s department says the man died shortly after 2:30 p.m. tuesday but the department isn’t releasing any other details. sheriff’s deputies are in charge of the county facility. homicide investigators are looking into […]






sheriff: maricopa county jail officer badly beaten by inmate


phoenix (ap) — authorities say a maricopa county jail officer was severely beaten and repeatedly shot with a stun gun by an inmate during an unsuccessful escape attempt at a courthouse in downtown phoenix. sheriff paul penzone says officer clinton payne suffered facial fractures tuesday when he was attacked just outside of a courtroom. officials […]






3 disciplined in death of denver jail inmate in 2015


denver (ap) — two denver jail deputies and a supervisor are being disciplined in the death of a homeless jail inmate who suffocated while being restrained during a psychotic episode. the city announced wednesday that the three would be suspended without pay for between 10 and 16 days. the deputies also must undergo remedial training […]