Inmate's death at Denver County Jail ruled a homicide

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Sources tell FOX31 News that the death of a man in the Denver County Jail was ruled a homicide by the county coroner on Friday. Full Story
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Marvelous

United States

#1 Aug 20, 2010
Here we go again...
Albro

Hicksville, NY

#2 Aug 20, 2010
This sort of thing doesn't happen to people who DONT GET ARRESTED!!! Fighting with cops is a universally bad idea. Take this guy for example. Still and all, look out for the "bereaved and grief-stricken" family...and their lawyers! The suit should already be filed by this point!!!
Mee

Denver, CO

#3 Aug 20, 2010
All on Hickenlooper's watch!
jonmon

Glenwood Springs, CO

#4 Aug 20, 2010
Albro wrote:
This sort of thing doesn't happen to people who DONT GET ARRESTED!!! Fighting with cops is a universally bad idea. Take this guy for example. Still and all, look out for the "bereaved and grief-stricken" family...and their lawyers! The suit should already be filed by this point!!!
NOBODY deserves to DIE for being arrested, and I will have to remind you off one of our constitional rights , called innocent until proven guilty. You and these cops have just deemed yourselfs to be judge, jury and executioner.
Waaaaahhhhh

Denver, CO

#5 Aug 20, 2010
The article goes on to say that he had emphysema, an enlarged heart, and coke in his system. Now that is NOT an excuse to brutalize an older, unarmed man, but this would not have killed a healthy person. Everybody dropped the ball on this one- the cops, Denver leadership, the man himself, and his family who knew he was homeless and sick and did nothing about it. Just sad all around.
plato

Castle Rock, CO

#6 Aug 20, 2010
This guy was tanked up on so much S!!T that he was a ticking time bomb. Now the family will come out and say what a great guy he was. And he probably was, but put the blame on him for his lifestyle, not the Police or Sheriffs. Take responsibility. Does that not exist anymore???????
Bamajams

Rowland Heights, CA

#7 Aug 20, 2010
For those of you who are saying "here comes the family with the lawsuit" please, AS IF!!!!!! You know if this was one of your famuly members you would de doing the same thing. Its a crime to break the law, its not a crime (punishable by death) to be arrested....ALBRO!
Bamajams

Rowland Heights, CA

#8 Aug 20, 2010
be* family*
John C

Greeley, CO

#9 Aug 20, 2010
The Denver police are the judge and jury!! What do they think that it is the 1900's
John C

Greeley, CO

#10 Aug 20, 2010
WAAAA: are you an expert on medical conditions and police take downs? That is why you make the statement a healthy person would have not died?
Soooo

Aurora, CO

#12 Aug 20, 2010
plato wrote:
This guy was tanked up on so much S!!T that he was a ticking time bomb. Now the family will come out and say what a great guy he was. And he probably was, but put the blame on him for his lifestyle, not the Police or Sheriffs. Take responsibility. Does that not exist anymore???????
So killing a guy in jail for being a drunk or druggie should be something new for prison employees that they should go and kill inmates for it? You are an idiot!
Greg

Marcus Hook, PA

#13 Aug 20, 2010
He didn't exist to his family before all of this. Now they smell money and all of the sudden he is a loved family member. I am sorry -"Was" whatever, not buying it.
Elbert

Kiowa, CO

#14 Aug 20, 2010
Once again, it comes down to the CEO of Denver, Mayor Hickenlooper.

How many million dollar payout law suits will it take to rid Colorado of the protect the unions, and the government good old boy club?

This tax payer is tired of getting STUCK WITH THE BILL!

Take this to to polls in November!
trm23

Denver, CO

#15 Aug 20, 2010
ahhhh,and the herd is thinner and stronger
Mindy

United States

#16 Aug 20, 2010
It is a clear homicide, though not an intentional murder. This is clearly a case of either involuntary manslaughter, or negligent homicide. There are grounds for either or both charges. All 5 officers should be on paid administrative leave pending results of the investigation. Once charged they should be placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the verdict. Also as a result of this death, the current policies should be reviewed and replaced with less brutal techniques. Just remember, that all policemen/women are not bad. Most are good at their jobs and are shining examples of how an officer should behave.
trm23

Denver, CO

#17 Aug 20, 2010
Mindy wrote:
It is a clear homicide, though not an intentional murder. This is clearly a case of either involuntary manslaughter, or negligent homicide. There are grounds for either or both charges. All 5 officers should be on paid administrative leave pending results of the investigation. Once charged they should be placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the verdict. Also as a result of this death, the current policies should be reviewed and replaced with less brutal techniques. Just remember, that all policemen/women are not bad. Most are good at their jobs and are shining examples of how an officer should behave.
would you consider that the human element killed this man not policy?
n0nim0us3

Owings, MD

#18 Aug 20, 2010
These murdering cops deserve the death penalty.
Dan

Aurora, CO

#19 Aug 20, 2010
I never thought I would be saying this, but I agree with Hickenlooper this is not a homicide.
This guy is not what one would call a picture of good health. The coroner stated that he had emphysema, cardiac hypertrophy which was most likely caused by the cocaine. He probably also had HTN. All this, and he was also homeless so much for the healthy lifestyle. It was a good thing when they arrested him there was not a foot chase. He could of died from that alone.
Lastly, how long was he homeless? The picture looks like he just got out of church, or he was going for a job interview.
the_punnisher

Denver, CO

#21 Aug 20, 2010
John C wrote:
The Denver police are the judge and jury!! What do they think that it is the 1900's
No, the 1920s and 1930s when they WERE the KKK!! Yes, check your history; The DPD, Mayor of Denver and the Governor WERE the KKK in Colorado. It looks like some things never change when it comes to KILLING innocent people by the DPD.

" You here us, BOY? WE are the law & order around here and don't you forget it " is the Motto of the DPD...
jody

Richmond, TX

#22 Aug 20, 2010
Ok let me get this straight. A homeless crack smoking transient whose family wont take him in gets arrested, acts crazy, dies of heart failure from all the crack smoking he did, and suddenly he has family members who didnt help him off the street coming downtown with protests and dollar signs in their eyes. This guy probably dealt crack and now he is a pastor and a hero? I dont feel sorry for him at all.

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