DENVER — Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman is expected to resign Thursday, according to multiple law enforcement sources.
Firman has run the Denver Sheriff Department since 2015.
The sheriff department is separate from the Denver Police Department; it oversees the city’s jails and courts.
While Firman is expected to announce his resignation Thursday, he will not leave office until October.
Sources say a replacement will likely be announced Thursday as well. It is expected to be a civilian employee of the sheriff department and not a sworn law enforcement officer.
A female inmate also gave birth inside a cell without medical attention. She has since filed a federal lawsuit.