Nearly $13 million of the $16.7 million paid out by the city of Denver to settle legal claims in the past decade involved the police and sheriff departments, a Denver Post analysis has found. Fifty-eight percent of that total payout was for cases where excessive force or civil rights violations were at issue. 

We need to get our police force under control and I believe we can do that by replacing those used in more social settings with Peace Officers who are trained at monitoring and managing situations, but not to use force. We should also explore the addition of more cameras on police officers in certain situations.