Denver property crimes skyrocketed in 2020 — and there’s…

Some neighborhoods saw business burglaries more than double The silver Lexus sedan pulled up just before 7 a.m. Tuesday. Two people got out, looked underneath Kym Bloom‘s Toyota Prius parked outside her Capitol Hill apartment building and then drove off, surveillance video shows. Ten minutes later, they returned and, in broad daylight, sawed out the

‘Felt An Urge To Be That Change’: Black Denver…

DENVER (CBS4) – In an effort to spark change within the profession of law enforcement, specifically within the City of Denver, the Denver Police Department is launching a new mantra for their 2021 recruiting process. “Be the Change You Want To See” is now prominently featured on most patrol vehicles in Denver. The new slogan for

Five shootings in Aurora in less than 30 hours…

Five separate shootings occurred in Aurora over a violent weekend. The incidents all occurred within 27 hours of one another. They took place between a few blocks north of Colfax Avenue and Parker Road to the south, Interstate 225 to the east and Havana Street to the west. Aurora Police do not believe the shootings

Opinion: Understanding Denver’s devastating rise in homicides in 2020,…

Denver’s homicide rate jumped 50% in 2020, more than other large cities The pandemic, social unrest, and presidential election upended life as usual in 2020. It was also an unprecedented and devastating year of violence. It is almost certain that the 2020 rise in the homicide rate will go down as the largest on record.

Generous donation will help Denver police meet needs of…

DENVER — A generous donation from a Colorado business owner to Denver Police District 4 not only helped put a roof over a man who had been living in his car, but will continue to help officers provide essential resources when they respond to calls. More than a year ago, Jerry Daniel Langley Jr. lost

Denver police officer reconnects to community through bike patrol

DENVER — Denver Police Officer Wallace Sam said his bicycle patrols help him connect the community and his roots. “It’s just a great way to see the city,” Sam said. Sam, a native of the Montbello neighborhood in Denver, has served with the Denver Police Department for almost eight years. He said part of the

Legacy Of Black Police Officers In Colorado Started 140…

DENVER (CBS4) – After a year of social unrest following cases of police brutality against Black Americans, some Black Coloradans have made it their mission to be the change they want to see in the law enforcement profession. In Denver, there have been many Black men and women who have served on the Denver police force,

A letter to the American public: Why you must…

If you recruit well, conduct thorough background checks and train constantly, you can have a human with a kind heart and good ethics – but you can’t have perfection It’s time for the American public to decide what we want from law enforcement. Warriors? Counselors? Guardians? Priests? Social workers? Magicians? Do we want the cheapest cops possible? Or, do

Homicides in Denver soared last year to highest level…

Ninety-five people killed in homicides last year, though Denver’s murder rate low compared to other cities Mark Hill took a break from watching cartoons with his kids one day last June to move his car. He never came back inside. The 35-year-old father of six was gunned down near his Denver home, just blocks from

‘Grammy’s’ Restaurant Feeds Dozens Of Needy Families Thanks To…

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) — Dozens of families got a delicious, free meal delivered right to their doors on Thursday, thanks to an anonymous donor, a local restaurant and Denver police officers. (credit:  CBS) Here’s how it happened: an anonymous donor gave Grammy’s Italian Goodies in Wheat Ridge $2,000 — and asked the owners to make food for