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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