The Denver City Council has approved a new group to run a $500,000-per-year program for people leaving jail. The decision comes despite the previous contractor’s allegations that the change was part of an act of political revenge.
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The Denver City Council is laying the groundwork for a potential investigation of Mayor Michael Hancock’s text messages to a police detective, who described the messages as sexual harassment.
The elected officials have asked their attorneys to develop a proposal for the investigation, but haven’t decided whether to actually use their investigative powers.
The handling of the subsequent investigation and the sheriff’s department’s “reflexive” responses to the incident point to the need for reform, the report argues.
A sheriff’s deputy allegedly ignored a nurse’s advice as he restrained Michael Marshall — a man who had gone limp and vomited — in a Denver jail.
Soon afterward, the deputy, Bret Garegnani, would be unsuccessfully nominated by a supervisor for a “Life Saving Award,” because he later performed CPR on Marshall. Marshall’s heartbeat resumed but he remained in a coma and died nine days later of apparent complications from choking on vomit, according to a medical examiner.
Six weeks later, another deputy involved in the incident was allowed to join the Denver Police Department as a new recruit — even as the police department investigated Marshall’s death. Later, a training specialist at the sheriff’s department would ask to use video of the incident as an example of a proper use of force.
Police in Denver are searching for an inmate who escaped while being transported to a hospital.
Police in Denver are searching for an inmate who escaped while being transported to a hospital and warned residents that the man facing charges for the attempted murder of a police officer is dangerous.
Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman says Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez escaped from deputies around 6:30 a.m. Monday and was last seen running from the downtown Denver hospital. Police searched the area for hours but did not find Venzor-Gonzalez, who is 23.
Officials hope changes will help attract more math teachers and better prepare educators to work with students learning English.
The rules for becoming a teacher in Colorado are about to change — and officials hope the moves will help attract more math teachers and better prepare educators to work with students learning English.
The changes, which the Colorado Department of Education proposed this week, would also cut down on the paperwork needed to enter the profession and make it easier for teachers licensed in other states to re-enter the classroom after they move to Colorado.