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Denver Police Request Community’s Help in Reducing Gun Violence
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Denver Police Request Community’s Help in Reducing Gun Violence

DENVER, CO (STL.News) Gun Violence has claimed the lives of 33 of our neighbors (there have been 48 murders total) and 85 more individuals have been shot and wounded already this year in Denver.  The ripple effects of these shootings are devastating to our community, and its sense of security and wellbeing. In an effort to stop these concerning upward trends in gun-related violent crime, the Denver Police Department (DPD) is increasing its outreach efforts to the neighborhoods directly affected by this violence and is launching a social media campaign promoting safe firearm storage.  The five short videos and accompanying safety messages encourage the use of gun locks, gun safes/lock boxes, and discourage storing firearms in vehicles with the goals of preventing firearm thefts, accidental ...
Denver Police Statement Regarding a Political Video
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Denver Police Statement Regarding a Political Video

DENVER, CO (STL.News)  Friday, June 5, 2020 – It was recently brought to our attention that Denver Police Chief Paul M. Pazen's photo was used on a YouTube video entitled "Healing, Not Hatred. "  The Denver Police Department is a non-political agency and we do not endorse candidates for office.  Additionally, Chief Pazen did not consent to the use of his image in this video.   We are in the process of taking legal action to have the photo removed. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Denver Police Update Use of Force and Body-Worn Camera Policies
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Denver Police Update Use of Force and Body-Worn Camera Policies

Denver, CO (STL.News) Sunday, June 7, 2020 – In an effort to maintain the highest level of public accountability and to continue improving its policies, the Denver Police Department (DPD) announce three significant changes to its use of force and body-worn camera policies.  The new policies were created through collaboration with DPD’s Use of Force Committee and through consideration of recommendations from the Center for Policing Equity. • Effective as of today, the Denver Police Department updated language to clarify the existing policy of not allowing chokeholds or carotid compression technique with no exceptions. • Effective as of today, officers will report to a supervisor if they intentionally point any firearm at a person, and a report will be created to improve data collection an...