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Denver Sheriff Department Discipline Task Force Releases Reform Recommendations

DENVER – Denver officials today released 32 draft recommendations from the discipline task force, one of four task forces convened to review policies and procedures, discipline, training and staff well-being within the Denver Sheriff Department.

While forty draft recommendations by the other three task forces were presented on Aug. 21, 2014, the discipline task force work continued and was presented to the full task force group late last week.

See draft recommendations.

The draft recommendations will be included in a final report that will be submitted to Safety Department Executive Director Stephanie Y. O’Malley, as well as a third-party oversight firm, in late October/early November.

“The discipline task force work was thorough and we thank all voluntary members for their commitment to this effort,” said Executive Director of Safety Stephanie O’Malley. “We look forward to considering the thoughtful recommendations from all four task forces as we work to address the challenges at the Denver Sheriff Department.”

Roughly 50 law enforcement leaders, community members and others are serving on the four task forces, which began their work in April as part of a top-to-bottom review of the Sheriff Department ordered by Mayor Michael B. Hancock.