Several of the city's elected leaders are pushing for change after receiving an extensive report on the death.
The handling of the subsequent investigation and the sheriff's department's "reflexive" responses to the incident point to the need for reform, the report argues.
A sheriff’s captain retired after punching an inmate in the face, but his word was still good to defend a colleague
To overturn a suspension in the Michael Marshall case, a hearing officer cited testimony of a former captain who retired with an open use of force complaint.
Hearing officer: Trainer for Denver sheriff’s deputies had “zero concerns” about actions associated with Michael Marshall’s death, wants video for training purposes
A Career Services Authority hearing officer has overturned 10- and 16-day suspensions for two deputies involved in Michael Marshall's death in jail.
Denver’s Citizens Oversight Board “extremely troubled” by “short suspensions” after Michael Marshall’s death
"The facts of Mr. Marshall’s death are very alarming," board members wrote in an April 28 letter to Executive Director of Safety Stephanie O'Malley.
Denver sheriff’s deputies got 10- and 16-day suspensions after an inmate died, while a deputy who skipped out early on work got 30
It's not that use of force never draws harsh penalties.
An attorney representing Michael Marshall's family and the city's independent police monitor both called the discipline inadequate.