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‘We’re going to mobilize every single district’: What’s next for the Denver task force that wants to reimagine policing

BY: - June 1, 2021

For eight months, a group of nearly 100 community members met virtually for two hours every Thursday with a unified goal: to create a roadmap for how Denver could reimagine its approach to public safety. The Denver Task Force to Reimagine Policing and Public Safety — which included over 40 entities representing faith community members, […]

Police accountability in Denver hampered by lack of documentation during protests

BY: - December 16, 2020

When Nick Mitchell, Denver’s independent law enforcement watchdog, received a formal request from City Council in June to conduct an investigation into the Denver Police Department’s aggressive crowd control methods during the summer protests for racial justice, he wasn’t surprised. “I was already engaged in discussions with a lot of people, including city officials, who […]

Denver jail voting

Denver allows inmates to vote in person for the first time

BY: - November 3, 2020

For the first time, people in jail at the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center and Denver County Jail could vote in person this election season. “I feel great,” said Isaiah Rodriguez, 19, who took advantage of the new program to vote in his first election. “I feel awesome. … It took time, but I’m glad that […]