Denver Police chief has lost credibility with street officers
Re: “Denver’s police union should back down,” June 30 editorial.
The Denver Post Editorial Board needs to take its head out of the sand. Denver Police Chief Robert White and company have lost credibility with the street officers. The fact that nobody has ever been charged with violating the Colorado Open Records Act is no reason not to charge now. It is possible that evidence was lacking in other accusations. Clearly, the evidence was strong in this case. Besides, violating the act is not what the Denver Police Protective Association is trying to expose, but rather the dishonesty and incompetence of White and his two top administrators. Unfortunately, the public cannot depend on the manager of safety or mayor to be unbiased in the process, so the PPA has been forced to try an end-around. White would be more successful at operating a shell game at 16th and Stout Street than running a police department; he certainly has hoodwinked the press.
Larry Valencia, Littleton The writer is a retired Denver Police sergeant.