Monitor reviewing Denver sheriff investigations

DENVER — Denver’s independent monitor says the Denver Sheriff’s Department failed to investigate dozens of serious allegations of deputy misconduct over the past two years, including inmate claims that deputies choked them, sexually harassed them and used racial slurs.

According to the Denver Post, the monitor determined that there were 861 inmate complaints filed that there were serious complaints that included allegations of excessive force, sexual misconduct and bias. The monitor questioned decisions by the department’s internal affairs bureau to investigate only nine of those cases.

The report also says the sheriff’s department failed to notify the monitor’s office of misconduct complaints as required by city laws.

The sheriff’s department denies the allegations and says its procedures have been praised in the past.


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This kind of stuff really scares me. Along with gun control and law enforcement related shootings, dwi as well as other crimes I worry about a police state on the horizon. SSA and NSA notwithstanding it is troubling at least.

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