Suspect accused of assaulting 7 deputies at Denver jail

Denver, CO 

 suspect is being investigated for assault on seven deputies after having to be restrained Saturday morning at the Downtown Detention Center, according to the Denver Sheriff Department.

The incident occurred about 7 a.m. Saturday when the suspect was being brought into custody in the jail’s intake area, said a Sheriff Department spokesperson.

Seven deputies and the suspect — identified in a Denver Police Department (DPD) report as 31-year-old David Canas Flores — were examined for possible injuries, said the spokesperson.

The Sheriff Department said the investigation into the incident is open and that to maintain the integrity of the investigation, they were not releasing more information at this time.

A DPD spokesperson said Canas Flores was initially taken in custody on suspicion of criminal trespassing.

According to the DPD report, Canas Flores was pacing a common area and refused to sit down when asked by a deputy. He then walked toward a sliding door and continued to ignore commands.

Deputies attempted to restrain Canas Flores to put him in an isolation cell when the suspect started hitting the deputies, according to the report…read more

Published:  May 18, 2020
By:  Jennifer Campbell-Hicks,

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