The Denver Police Department is one of the most out of control police departments in the country. Over the last 10 years, the department has been sued dozens of times and has paid out an amazing 20 million dollars. In addition to this, the Denver Police Department has a shameful history of reinstating officers that it knows have illegally assaulted citizens, officers that it knows have lied on official reports and under oath, and officers who have committed serious crimes. Below are just a few examples of the press that the DPD has managed to gain for this kind of behavior:

Finally, Mayor Hancock has begun to address the problem. Due to pressures from civil rights groups, and due to the efforts of law firms such as Baumgartner Law, Denver has instituted a long overdue body camera program.