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Man shot in August by Denver police dies of injuries
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Juan Carlos Macias, 37, died Tuesday from injuries he suffered in an Aug. 31 gunfight with Denver police officers in the LoHi neighborhood, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner announced on Thursday. Macias died of multiple gunshot wounds, an autopsy found. According to an earlier report from Denver police Lt. Matt Clark, officers responded at […]

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Former Denver Police Chief Robert White to serve as Asheville, N.C., interim police chief
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Former Denver police chief Robert White will serve as the interim police chief in Asheville, N.C., while city officials search for a new chief. Asheville’s police Chris Bailey resigned from the position he held for two months, citing personal reasons, according to a news release from the city of Asheville. Bailey’s last day is Sept. […]

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Denver police arrest barricade suspect on murder charge after woman’s body found in apartment
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Denver police arrested a 24-year-old man who had barricaded himself in an apartment Monday in connection with the death of a woman found inside the same apartment building, authorities said. Police responded to a report of a possibly barricaded person at 4:56 p.m. at a complex at 1255 19th St. in the Union Station neighborhood […]

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Denver doctor settles opioid wrongful death lawsuit as statewide attention to painkiller addiction increases
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A Denver doctor this week settled a lawsuit alleging he caused a mother’s accidental opioid overdose by prescribing too many pain medicines, and experts say the agreement is a sign that legal attempts to address the opioid crisis increasingly may be focused on individual medical providers rather than big drug companies. Dr. Andrew Hong settled […]

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Denver police identify man shot Saturday night by an officer in Highland
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A 37-year-old man shot Saturday night by Denver police remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, police said during a Thursday afternoon news conference. Police identified the man as Juan Carlos Macias. On Saturday night, two women separately called police to report that a man in Highland was following them and harassing them, police said. […]

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Man found guilty of running identity theft ring in metro Denver
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First Judicial District Attorney's Office Michael Mancuso A 29-year-old man was found guilty last week of running an identity theft ring in suburban Denver, the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. A Jefferson County jury found Michael Mancuso guilty of 43 counts, including racketeering, forgery and ID theft, the release said. […]

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Denver police investigating fatal shooting Monday morning
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Denver police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Whittier neighborhood where a man was taken to the hospital for treatment but later died of his injuries. The shooting happened near the intersection of East 28th Avenue and North High Street, according to a 2:07 a.m. Denver police tweet. The man was taken to a […]

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Denver to pursue short-term contracts with private prison companies while permanent solutions sought
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City officials in Denver will pursue short-term contracts with two private prison corporations while they look for alternatives to the community corrections services that the companies provided until their contracts were unexpectedly ended by Denver City Council earlier this month. The city will ask council to approve a six-month contract with GEO Group and a […]

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Deputy public defender in Denver has law license suspended in Missouri
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A deputy public defender in Denver has had her law license suspended by the Missouri Supreme Court. Katherine Anne “Katie” Dierdorf has worked for the cenver public defender’s office since February 2016. On Tuesday her law license was suspended in Missouri in connection to “covering up a police beating of a handcuffed suspect in 2014,” […]

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Denver man found guilty in federal court of conspiracy to distribute cocaine
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A Denver man who goes by the alias “Money Mike” and was responsible for a large scale drug trafficking operation has been found guilty in federal court of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, prosecutors said. Michael Benitez-Lopez, 36, was found guilty Friday of one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, one count of cocaine distribution and […]

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Man shot in west Denver boards RTD bus, rides about 5 miles before being taken to hospital
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A man shot in west Denver on Wednesday afternoon boarded an RTD bus and rode for about 5 miles before police were notified of the shooting. The shooting happened about 1:40 p.m. near the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, said Doug Schepman, a police spokesman ALERT: #DPD is investigating a shooting in […]

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Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing teen last year in Denver
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A 20-year-old man who fatally stabbed a teen last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, according to the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Auviauntea Evans got involved in a fight with 17-year-old Reese Grant-Cobb in July of last year and stabbed him to death, the DA’s office said in a news release Monday. Provided by […]

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Suspect in Denver crash that killed 4-year-old girl accused of driving while impaired
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A 4-year-old girl died in a crash Sunday at East Bruce Randolph Avenue and North Columbine Street, and a driver, who is suspected of being impaired, has been charged in connection with the fatality. Provided by the Denver District Attorney's Office Shaquea Smith is suspected of driving while impaired in a crash that killed a […]

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Denver man who shot at cop will serve additional 4-year prison sentence for escape
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The 24-year-old man convicted of attempted murder of a Denver police officer will serve four years stemming from an escape case in addition to his initial 32-year sentence, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Provided by Denver Police Department Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez pleaded guilty this week to felony charges of escape and possession […]

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