Nicholas E. Mitchell

Mitchell_photo-120x150.jpgNicholas E. Mitchell is the Independent Monitor of the Denver Police and Sheriff Departments. As Independent Monitor, Nick provides independent civilian oversight of all investigations into the approximately 2,300 sworn police officers and sheriff deputies in the City and County of Denver. He also conducts data-driven analyses of police and sheriff policies and practices, with a goal of ensuring constitutional law enforcement for all in Denver. Nick manages a staff of seven, including former federal and state prosecutors, a quantitative criminologist, a statistician, and community outreach liaison. Nick is on-call 24/7, and responds to the scene of all officer-involved shootings in Denver, where he provides oversight of the police investigations into each shooting. Nick is a former Gates Foundation Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and is a founding board member of El Sistema Colorado. Before becoming Independent Monitor, Nick was a lawyer in private practice in New York City and Denver, representing companies and individuals in investigations by the United States Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Nick is also a former investigator and assistant supervisor of investigations at New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board.