Local elections don’t always get much attention – especially a year out. But the race for the Denver district attorney is different.
The office has been spotlighted – by reporters and by a judge – for its failure to prosecute law enforcement officers for excessive force. As police brutality, racial profiling, the death penalty and wrongful convictions hit headlines, the public’s concern about who’s running for district attorney has grown.
The Colorado Independent hosted the first Denver District Attorney forum the evening of October 20th at Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath, in Studio A. The conversation was hosted by Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene, who for years has investigated the D.A.’s office and criminal justice in Denver.
Three of the four candidates participated, Beth McCann, Kenneth Boyd and Michael Carrigan.