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Denver Police Use Social Media to Question KDVR Story about Alleged Police Brutality

The Denver Police department is using social media in an attempt to discredit a KDVR story that claims officers tried to destroy video evidence of alleged brutality during a drug arrest in August.

The department tweeted out a press release with the title in all caps, “ACCURACY MATTERS – KNOW THE FACTS…” claiming KDVR reporter Chris Halsne minimized or omitted facts they “believe are relevant and should have been provided to Fox 31′s audience as a part of a balanced, ethical, and un-biased news account.”

Halsne’s reports alleges Denver police threatened witness Levi Frasier and deleted video he took of police punching a prone suspect in the face multiple times, then knocking the suspect’s pregnant girlfriend to the ground after she tried to intervene. The Denver Post reports, the police say they never saw the video.

In the release, the police say among other things, Frasier told Halsne he “didn’t know if the officer deleted the video” and that he told officers at the scene they had “acted correctly.” The department goes on to say Frasier recently served a “lengthy sentence” in Michigan and has “six aliases.”

The Denver Police also say they should be given the right to check Frasier’s Samsung tablet to see if the video was, in fact, deleted, something they say KDVR didn’t do “prior to reporting the allegations in the sensational manner that they did.”

See the Denver Police Department’s tweet after the jump. Read more

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Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne Joins KDVR From KIRO

chris halsneChris Halsne is joining KDVR, the Fox affiliate in Denver, as an investigative reporter. Halsne comes from KIRO, the CBS affiliate in Seattle, where he has worked for 14 years.

“Chris is a talented storyteller, skilled at generating high-impact stories. He has won many regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for outstanding journalism,” KDVR vice president of news Ed Kosowski wrote in a note to station staffers. “…Please welcome Chris when he arrives here Monday.”

Before KIRO, Halsne was the lead investigative reporter and special projects unit manager at KWTV, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City. He has also worked at stations in Topeka, Joplin, Ft. Myers and Grand Rapids.

KIRO’s Chris Halsne Breaks News of Possible New Secret Service Scandal on ‘CBS This Morning’

The U.S. Secret Service may have another scandal on their hands. KIRO investigative reporter Chris Halsne is reporting that last year in El Salvador, an advance team of agents prepping for President Obama’s trip picked up a group of women at a strip club and brought them back to their hotel.

Halsne, who is just back from El Salvador, discussed the KIRO report today on “CBS This Morning” (video above). Read more