"It goes on to say that the man “received Serious Bodily Injury” from the blows that included, but were not limited to, the broken nose, broken right tibia and fibula and a gash to his right eye that required stitches."
Elisabeth Epps of the Colorado Freedom Fund (look them up on Facebook!) and Denver Justice Project gets the goods!
"Yesterday evening, just before 5 p.m., Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman issued a press release stating that, effective immediately, “the $30 jail processing fee will be waived for all pre-trial detainees.”
This comes on the heels of the ACLU suing the city of Denver for unfairly jailing people who did not have the ability to pay their way out of jail based on fees,... typically for minor offenses. That financially based jailing conundrum was the situation of the young man at the heart of the ACLU case, Mickey Howard, who was bonded out with the help of Elisabeth Epps, with the Colorado Freedom Fund, over a $10 bail he was not able to pay after the other fees associated with jailing.
Also, last week, the Denver County Court changed the way they assess the $50 fee directly associated with bail. They moved that fee from the front end of the jailing process to the latter end of the case to make sure that people would not be held in jail for an inability to pay the bail fee.
Epps said she considers this a huge victory in the fight for what she calls equitable freedom practices."