Nov 20, 2019
Denver, Colorado – (November 20, 2019) Today, the Office of the Independent Monitor (“OIM”) released its 2019 Semiannual Report to the public. The OIM is charged with monitoring the disciplinary systems in the Denver Police and Denver Sheriff Departments, making policy recommendations to those departments, and conducting outreach to communities throughout Denver. By ordinance, the OIM is to report to the public about the work of the OIM, as well as complaints, investigations, and discipline of sworn police and sheriff personnel. The OIM is led by Independent Monitor Nicholas E. Mitchell and advised by the Citizen Oversight Board.
The 2019 Semiannual Report includes information related to the complaints received, closed, and monitored by the OIM in the first half of 2019. The report also includes information about internal affairs investigations, disciplinary findings, and critical incidents in both departments.