Mayor’s Health Order/COVID-19 Testing/ US Dept. of Labor Complaint…

Step 1 of the grievance process through the Collective Bargaining Agreement has been filed. A copy of Step 1 can be found here:  Chief Archer – Step 1 OT Grievance for COVID-19 Testing Complaint with the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division was filed on September 29, 2021. A copy of the complaint

$400 vaccine bonus for city workers on table

The City Council will consider a proposal to give $400 bonuses to city employees in compliance with Denver’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate after a council committee approved the plan Tuesday. The proposal passed in a 4-2 vote after it was delayed in September due to criticisms from committee members regarding the inclusion employees exempt from getting

Amid rising crime, cycle of arrest, release and repeat…

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen announced a new partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on July 28, 2021 to crack down on gun possession by people prohibited from having them because of previous felony convictions. Julia Cardi/The Denver Gazette y the time Denver police arrested Bradley Widick in late August with a stolen

50 years later, a son marks his father’s death…

Denver Police Officer Merle Nading was shot to death on October 3, 1971. DENVER — Fifty years later, Lance Nading says he remembers it like it was yesterday – the worst yesterday of his life. “It changed my life forever,” Lance said. It was Oct. 3, 1971. Lance’s father, Denver Police Officer Merle Nading, responded

Opinion Editorial: By Post Editorial Board: Liberal media discover…

With murder soaring across America, some in the liberal media have come to a belated conclusion: Cops stop crime. Trendy-left site Vox has run countless anti-police articles in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death but just shared senior correspondent German Lopez’s alert that “police should be part of the solution” now that homicides jumped 30 percent last year, with big

Do your social media posts pass the bullhorn test?

Don’t be misled into thinking the First Amendment protects you from becoming a social media career casualty There’s a mistaken notion among many public employees that the First Amendment protects them from being fired for their online speech. It doesn’t, even if they’re off duty on their own device – unless the speech passes a tough legal

Three shootings — one fatal — and a stabbing…

A woman was killed in a shooting near East 40th Avenue and Steele Street Overnight Friday in Denver police responded to three shootings — one of them fatal — and a stabbing in the city. The fatal shooting happened near East 40th Avenue and Steele Street, police said. The victim, a woman, was taken to

Editorial: Democrats say crime is down … if you…

by Washington Examiner| September 14, 2021 12:00 AM In 2020, the year police were turned into the bad guys, murder rose by 25% in the U.S., according to preliminary FBI data. That is an astounding increase for a single year. Correlation does not necessarily imply causation. But then, sometimes it does, or at least it seems

EDITORIAL: Soft on crime means soft on drugs by…

The DEA, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the 17th Judicial District Attorney and the Arvada Police Department announced on Feb. 12, that they had dismantled an international drug trafficking network operating in the state.  During the investigation authorities seized cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, fake oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl and bundles of cash.  Courtesy of the Colorado

PERSPECTIVE: The growing crime problem by John Suthers

I chose to spend a large portion of my career as a prosecutor on the local, state and federal level because of my strong belief that prosecution is an important public responsibility essential to good government. Protecting the safety of its citizens is the highest responsibility of government, and our criminal justice system cannot effectively