TODAY: Jail Abuse Case Documents Unsealed, Volleyball Players Sue, Chris Christie Dances
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, June 13, 2014.
1. Documents in jail abuse case unsealed
A federal judge has unsealed documents alleging officers intimidated witnesses to a brutal jailhouse attack and federal prosecutors will investigate the practices of the Denver Police and Sheriff’s Department.
2. Off-duty Denver police officer injured
An off-duty Denver police officer was injured when a suspected drunk driver rear ended her unmarked police vehicle as she was patrolling a cone zone at Interstate 70 and Pena Boulevard.
3. Washington Park volleyball players sue city
Some volleyball players who use Washington Park for their sport are so upset about new rules instituted at the park that they’ve filed a lawsuit against the Denver Parks and Recreation Department and Executive Director Lauri Dannemiller.
4. 19-year-old shot to death at Taco Bell ID’d
A man found shot to death on June 4 at a Taco Bell in Aurora was identified as 19-year-old Mark Chalfant and police are still seeking three men in connection to the shooting.
5. Gifted teen hopes to attend prestigious music school
Gifted autistic teen Benjamin Jenkins is an exceptional musician is hoping to attend the Berklee College of Music and is performing at small venues to raise money for tuition.
6. Would-be ATM thief sought by CU police
University of Colorado police are seeking a man who was caught on surveillance video applying acid to a campus ATM and returning to try to retrieve the money.
7. Obama coming to Denver
President Barack Obama will come to Denver next month to headline a fundraiser for Sen. Mark Udall, who is expected to be in a tough re-election fight against Rep. Cory Gardner.
8. Bergdahl returns home
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war, returned home early Friday morning, the first time in five years he has been on U.S. soil.
9. Host Brazil kicks off World Cup with win
Brazil started the World Cup in high style, beating Croatia 3-1 in Sao Paulo. The tournament continues Friday with three games, including Mexico against Cameroon. The U.S. opens Monday against Ghana.
10. Christie shows off dance moves
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed off his dance moves with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” performing in the skit “The Evolution of Dad Dancing.”