Outside review of scandal-plagued Denver Sheriff’s Dept. begins

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DENVER -- The outside agency hired to review the scandal-plagued Denver Sheriff's Department started its work this week.

The city release its phase one report on suggested changes Friday.

Mayor Michael Hancock ordered the review following a string of excessive force and misconduct scandals and multi-million dollar inmate lawsuits.

Friday's report is the first time we've heard what deputies have to say. They complain the review process is making things worse at the jail by taking power away from them and giving it to inmates.

Denver Manager of Safety Stephanie O'Malley says the report shows all sides agree there should be changes in Sheriff Department's disciplinary process as well as improvements in recruitment and training. The final report is not expected for several months.

 

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3 comments

  • CRADKE

    Ridiculous report. It does not represent all or even most of the work of the workgroups that met and spent precious time contributing from April to August 2014.Again, shame on the Denver sheriff and the administration trying to bulldoze the citizens of Denver. What an insult to our work.

    • Magic Rasta

      Your work was garbage. The workgroups were nothing more than a bunch of mouth breathing philistines. The only thing they contributed was stupidity.

  • Sus

    How about.. some training required of the deputies other than just a high school diploma or a GED. All the rest of the counties require this.

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