DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock released the following statement today:
“I want to extend my condolences to Mr. Ashley’s loved ones. His death was an unfortunate loss to our community. I also want to express my sympathy and support for the Denver police officers who responded to this incident on July 18.
“In light of the District Attorney’s decision not to pursue criminal charges, the Denver Police Department will now conduct a swift and thorough internal investigation. Additional reviews also will be conducted by the Manager of Safety’s Office.
“In the short term, I have directed all city agencies to give these reviews the highest priority. And in the long-term, I will continue to work tirelessly to improve the relationship between our law officers and our citizens, and to restore the public’s trust and confidence in our safety agencies.”