Denver has paid more than $400,000 for injured sheriff department employees since 2017
DENVER -- The city and county of Denver has paid more than $417,000 to cover medical-related expenses for sheriff department employees who were struck and injured on the job -- mostly by inmates -- since 2017. The greatest payout was in July 2017, when $52,424.51 was spent to cover medical costs, lost time and disability expenses for an employee who suffered injuries during an altercation with a suspect.