Councilwoman CdeBaca discusses police-protester confrontation after more body camera…

DENVER — Through an open records request, Denver7 has received copies of police body camera video showing more of what took place during a confrontation between police and a group of people protesting a homeless cleanup on Aug. 19. Denver police were overseeing the cleanup near 29th and Glenarm when protesters began gathering. One of those protesters

Campaign finance complaint filed against Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca

Denver City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca’s campaign violated election finance laws last year when vying for District 9, a seat she won in a runoff election against the well-funded, two-term incumbent Albus Brooks. According to campaign finance records, the contributions of more than a dozen individual donors — including her candidate committee treasurer and her wife

“I am concerned about excited delirium….” Minneapolis Officer describing…

The recent release of court documents and body-cam footage surrounding George Floyd’s death predictably thrust Excited Delirium Syndrome (ExD) back into the news. Following George Floyd’s death, media outlets had already begun to revive the false, anti-police narrative that ExD is nothing more than “pseudo-science,” invented to absolve officers from excessive force. Now, the Brookings Institute,

Denver shouldn’t disband or defund its police department

With Austin poised to cut its police budget by a stunning one-third, the Texas city joins a list that includes New York, Seattle and San Francisco where law enforcement budgets have been trimmed in response to the racial justice movement. Denver has so far resisted the defunding trend, partly because of Mayor Michael Hancock’s forceful

5 ways to stop surviving and start thriving in…

Challenging times require officers to be resilient in our thinking, intentional in our communication and disciplined in our personal time I am part of a law enforcement family. My grandfather was a reserve police officer in Brea, California, in the 1960s. My father retired after over three decades of service in eastern Washington. I am

Denver police concerned about rising violent crime, ask public…

DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Police Department says it is concerned about the growing number of violent crimes in the city. On Sunday afternoon, nine people were shot at a gathering in the Valverde neighborhood in southwest Denver. The shooting is part of a growing trend of violence. From January through July of this year, Denver saw 47 homicides,

Colorado Politics: COVER STORY: Denver’s deadly crime wave swells…

Denver has reached a boiling point. Gripped by a global pandemic, soaring unemployment, unrest from racial injustice and an unending homeless crisis, residents are scared. They’re angry. They’re stressed and uneasy. Increasingly, they are also dying, as the city faces yet another setback: a surge in shootings and killings. Meanwhile, an embattled police department is

Collective Bargaining Contract Ratification Information

The ratification vote ended Friday, July 31, for the proposed 2021-2022 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The membership ratified the contract with 93 percent yes, and seven percent no. Thank you to all who participated!    

2020 PPA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

This year’s 2020 PPA Scholarship recipients are: Grace Tandus (Lee Tandus) $4,500 Amanda Tran (Bihn Tran) $4,000 Spencer Chuck (Mark Chuck) $3,500 Haley Murphy (Scott Murphy) $3,000 Congratulations to all recipients and thank you to all who participated!  Look for the 2021 application on April 1.     

Force Science News: Abolish the Police? What Other Ideas…

For the last half-century, the police profession has been defined by its commitment to constant and never-ending improvement. It seems that no matter the source of the latest theory, agencies across the country are willing to give it a try. Although most of us don’t stop to consider it, common police practices, including deterrent patrols,