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National Firms To Steer Denver Sheriff Reform

DENVER (AP/CBS4) — Two national consulting firms will help the Denver Sheriff Department as it tries to make sweeping reforms after a series of high-profile misconduct cases. 204 more words

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Interim Denver Sheriff Will Not Seek Job

DENVER (CBS4) – Elias Diggins, the interim Denver sheriff, will not seek the permanent job, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Several sources familiar with Diggins’ decision-making process have told CBS4 Diggins, 41, recently decided not to apply for the full-time job. 149 more words

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DPD Union: 'We Do Not Trust' Chief's Words

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver’s Police Protective Association, which represents the majority of Denver police officers, said they plan to meet with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock to discuss the potential merger of the Denver Police and Sheriff’s Departments, which has been discussed at the highest levels in recent weeks. 264 more words

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Denver Deputies Who Killed Homeless Street Preacher Obeyed Rules, Lawyer Says

By SADIE GURMAN, The Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Five Denver sheriff’s deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died in the downtown jail, a defense attorney said Monday. 571 more words

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Hancock, City Consider Merging Police, Sheriffs, Putting DPD Chief in Charge

DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4 has learned that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and his staff are considering merging the troubled Denver Sheriff Department with the Denver Police Department and allowing current DPD Chief Robert White to oversee the combined agencies. 482 more words

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Lawyer: Denver Deputies Obeyed Rules In Handling Prisoner Who Died

DENVER (AP) – Five Denver sheriff’s deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a homeless street preacher who died in the downtown jail, a defense attorney said Monday. 609 more words

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