Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?

Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

If you would like to be involved please go to our website and become a member.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Search for Denver's next police chief goes national - The Denver Post

Search for Denver's next police chief goes national - The Denver Post

Denver Mayor-elect Michael Hancock is conducting a national search for the city's next police chief — a process that's expected to take at least 30 to 60 days — and he's asked the current top cop, Gerry Whitman, to stay on while he does it.

Earlier this week, Whitman told a group of police supervisors that he agreed to stay until the search is complete.

The move surprised some in the department, who had the impression that Hancock was leaning toward forgoing a national search and picking a new chief from inside the department, according to a police source.

But it was not a surprise to Division Chief Tracie Keesee, considered by many in the department to be the front-runner for the job.

"I'm not surprised it's a national search," Keesee said Friday. She said it is her understanding that candidates from inside the department also will be considered.

Whitman, who was named interim police chief in February 2000 by then-Mayor Wellington Webb and assumed the job on a permanent basis a few months later, has known since the spring that his days heading the 1,400-officer department were numbered.

At a mayoral candidates' forum in April, five of those vying for mayor — including Hancock — said they would replace Whitman if elected.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When the force cannot be counted on to tell the truth, 1 in 17 are known liars, the mayor should do a President Reagan - fire them all. mpc