Violent details emerge about man slain by APD officers

Posted at: 03/07/2013 11:04 PM
Updated at: 03/08/2013 8:24 AM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News 4

KOB Eyewitness News 4 obtained some letters Parrish Denison, the man shot and killed by Albuquerque police Tuesday night, wrote from prison. The letters strongly suggest he was a racist who found great joy in hurting people.

In one letter, he even wrote about starting a "race war."

The two letters are public record and were written by Denison when he was an inmate at the state pen in the late '90's. 

In one of the letters, Denison wrote about "home sweet home in the hole."

The hole is where they put problem inmates who do not follow the rules. 

Police said Denison was in a prison gang and believe he was a white supremacist.

In a letter to a friend, Denison brags about beating up a Hispanic inmate.

"Broken nose. Stitches in the chin!! You'd be proud. Ha! Ha!" he wrote.

His family called KOB Eyewitness News 4 Wednesday night. They acknowledged he had problems, but his son denied his dad was violent.

"He doesn't hurt people. My dad is a sissy, he runs. I'll say that right now, he runs," his son said.

The letter contradicts that. In it, Denison talks about fighting another inmate.

"Broke his nose with first punch too. I'm getting good at that you know??  Ha! Ha!" the letter reads.

Throughout the letter, Denison talks about dishing it out. 

"Take no shit and give as much as possible! Love it!" he wrote.

Denison's son laughed Wednesday night when KOB Eyewitness News 4 asked whether he was a racist.

But in a second letter to the same friend, Denison talks about going after Hispanics at the state pen.

"Little war with the majority race (beans). I set it off my own self and now the soldiers are handling the effects!" the letter reads.

KOB 4 also obtained a third public document. 

It is a memo from the Department of Corrections stating that Denison was a member of the Aryan Brotherhood and he was organizing white inmates to wage war against Hispanics.

Denison Letters - transcribed versions follow copies.