由于不断上升的犯罪率, 逮捕的循环, release and repeat…
丹佛警方 Chief Paul Pazen announced a new partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, 烟草, Firearms and Explosives on July 28, 2021年，打击那些因有重罪而被禁止拥有枪支的人持有枪支.
8月下旬，丹佛警方在一场追逐后逮捕了布拉德利·威迪克，他驾驶着一辆偷来的汽车和一把手枪, he had four previous felony convictions for vehicle theft, 逃避和突击. Police had issued four arrest affidavits for him since the beginning of 2020.
6月, 目击者描述他在巴约大道附近开枪，后来又在克莱街附近开枪, according to the arrest affidavit. 当时, Widick was on parole for second-degree assault, 同时还需要缴纳个人保释金面对四项持有武器的前科犯的指控.
In connection with his August arrest, the Denver district attorney’s office originally charged Widick with vehicle theft, eluding police and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. But federal authorities have since taken custody of Widick, and he now faces a federal felon-in-possession charge, which carries up to 10 years in prison.
逮捕周期, release and repeat of offenders like Widick has frustrated Denver police, especially during a period of rising violent crime in the city. To target “the worst of the worst,” as Police Chief Paul Pazen has put it, the department has strengthened its partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, 烟草, 用于调查犯有重罪的人非法持有武器的案件. 警察部门认为这些案件是有前科的人(popo)持有武器的案件，而ATF则认为是持有重罪犯的案件.
“The rate of shootings and homicides that we’re having is through the roof. Literally, people are dying as a result of this. So something needs to change,”Pazen说 in a recent interview.
Denver police made 415 POWPO arrests as of July 26 in 2021, according to data provided by the department. The three-year average for 2018 to 2020 between Jan. 1号和7月26号是280.
一系列被控犯有严重罪行的被告接受低息、无现金保释或其他宽松的释放条件，这也让丹佛的执法领导人感到沮丧. Pazen said of solved homicides in 2020 and so far in 2021, 共有44名嫌疑人在接受法院命令的监督时犯下了这些罪行, 比如审前释放, 假释或缓刑.
“One could argue that in the last 18, 19个月, 44 people would be alive today if this supervision was working as designed,”Pazen说.
他让他的部门深入调查了在审判前，法院系统是如何处理逮捕有非法持有武器前科的人的. 据警察厅统计，截至7月30日，2021年共逮捕432名警察，占38% 其中有30名违例人士获签发个人保释金，另有30人获签发500元以下保释金.
“带着武器的重刑犯像这样被释放出来是我以前从未见过的,”Pazen说. 丹佛警方和烟酒火器管理局的合作重点是丹佛警方确定的五个“热点”，这些“热点”在该市的凶杀案和非致命枪击事件中占了不成比例的比例. In 2020, 五个十字路口附近的地区占丹佛凶杀案的26%和枪击事件的49%, 警方说,, 尽管只占了大约1.5% of the city’s geographic area.
Collaboration between the ATF and Denver police isn’t new. 但这种合作关系简化了联调局与民政部的工作，让他们在现场调查和证据收集方面进行配对.
大卫·布斯, the special agent in charge of the ATF’s Denver field division, 据估计，有六到八起联邦非法持有重罪犯的案件是由这一目标伙伴关系导致的. 他说，烟酒火器管理局依靠警察作为他们的眼睛和耳朵来处理持有重罪犯，因为他们是第一个反应者.
“It’s really helpful to sit in the same room, because the Denver officer is going to hear about it before I’m going to hear about it,”他说.
A decision is made about whether to charge a defendant in state or federal court. 司法部有一项政策，禁止对已经在州法院被起诉的人的行为进行起诉, 代理你.S. Attorney Matt 基尔希说 in a July press conference, 但他补充说，如果在某一特定情况下合适，商务部可以寻求放弃该政策.
For one of Widick’s cases for illegal weapon possession, 地区检察官办公室同意了一份个人保释金，因为他相信他会因违反假释规定而被拘留. 但据地区检察官贝丝·麦肯的发言人卡罗琳·泰勒说，这并没有发生.
For a charge against Widick of vehicular eluding, McCann说，尽管检察官的建议是5美元，法院还是设定了个人保释金,000年债券.
法庭定了10美元,在第三起涉及威胁性指控的案件中，检察官建议威迪克缴纳1万英镑的保证书, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and violation of bail conditions.
Pazen did not identify Widick in his recent interview, but The Gazette was able to confirm his identity through another source.
“At what point do we realize that the neighborhood is terrified of this individual? 他们对此非常愤怒. They clapped when the police arrested him the third time in there,”Pazen说.
烟酒火器管理局的布思说，他还没有看到总统的政党任命科罗拉多的U.S. 律师在任何时候都对联邦一级起诉的犯罪有影响. 他也没有表示他是否认为任何特定的机构要为那些获得相对宽松的释放条件的潜在危险人员承担责任.
Former Denver DA Mitch Morrissey and the current DA McCann “have different philosophies, but they have different things they have to answer to that I do not,布斯说:“. “So I can’t put myself in their shoes, and I can’t answer for them.”
布思说，对携带毒品的重犯的处罚可能比州法院更重，这有利于将一个人的案件升级为联邦指控. A federal felon-in-possession count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
“There are certain types of crimes that we can have a heavier hammer on. Felony possession of a firearm, 在国家, those can get pled down to a lesser felony, or sometimes dismissed or pled out as a part of another charge,”他说.
But it increased felon-in-possession offenses from a Class 6 felony to Class 5, which upped the maximum penalty from 18 months three years. 新法律还规定，如果罪犯在犯罪过程中挥舞或使用枪支，就必须被判入狱.
《18新利全新app安卓版》联系了发起该法案的丹佛议员，就警察局与ATF的合作关系进行了采访, but did not receive responses by press time.
丹佛执法部门对拥有枪支的有重罪记录的人感到担忧，因为他们一直在努力遏制杀人案的激增，这反映了全国范围内的增长. The number of homicides nationwide rose about 30% from 2019 to 2020, according to new data released by the FBI.
Fifty-four of 61 homicides recorded by Denver police in 2021 as of Aug. 17 involved guns as the weapon used, according to data provided to The Denver Gazette by the department.
Guns were used in about 66% of homicides in 2020 reported by the DPD, 根据联邦调查局的数据.
最近的一个周末, Denver police seized three illegal guns on Friday. They confiscated four the next night.
Taking an illegal gun off the street is “not like writing a speeding ticket. Taking one of these illegal guns off the streets is inherently dangerous. And we’re doing it at a record clip,”Pazen说.
Statistics from the department show police seized 1,170 guns between Jan. 这比2018年至2020年期间的三年平均水平高出约26%.
Pazen said now that Widick faces 10 years in federal prison, “如果罪名成立, he’s going to do at least 85% of the time, and that neighborhood will be safe for a little bit.”
JULIA CARDI and CHRIS OSHER The Denver Gazette
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