Independent monitor: Five Denver police officer-involved shootings still under review
In all of the cases except the first involving the Aurora Plice Department, the DPD's Homicide Bureau has completed its investigation. All five cases will face reviews from the Use of Force Review Board, a DPD entity made up of several commanders and two civilians.
Also of note in the report: One officer-involved shooting was closed in the third quarter of 2012. In this case, officers responded to a call regarding a suicidal individual, who committed suicide immediately after verbal contact with officers. This April 19 case resulted in discipline for one officer "due to an accidental discharge of a less-lethal weapon away from the scene." The independent monitor concurred with the decision.
Sam Levin DPD Police Chief Robert White.
At the sheriff's department, one inmate death on September 29 is under review and another fatality case from February has been closed with no misconduct found; the inmate died of natural causes.
And from July through September, there were a total of 219 new complaints against the DPD, which include both internal and citizen complaints.
Here's the full report, which also includes details on the outcomes of internal affairs cases as well as highlighted commendations.
Office of the Independent Monitor
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