Public barred from Aurora police headquarters lobby as former officer appeals firing over Elijah McClain photo

The lobby to the Aurora Police Department’s headquarters was shut down shortly before midnight Thursday as a former officer involved in the violent arrest of Elijah McClain appeals his termination over a photo that appeared to mock the 23-year-old’s death.

Denver Public Safety Director Murphy Robinson appointed deputy mayor

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced Friday that Public Safety Director Murphy Robinson will serve as the city’s deputy mayor next year. Robinson will replace Don Mares, the city’s human services director, in the position. This will be his second term

Denver public safety direct, police chief back investigation into police force during George Floyd protests

Denver’s public safety director and police chief both say they will support an independent investigation into the city’s police department as officers face scrutiny for their tactics during recent protests for racial justice. Earlier in the week, members of Denver’s