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Former Idaho Springs police officer expected to plead guilty to on-duty assault charge

Nicholas Hanning, the former Idaho Springs police officer charged with assault stemming from an on-duty incident, is expected to enter a guilty plea next week. Hanning appeared in court via WebEx on Nov. 30, when Clear Creek County County Judge Cynthia Jones decided to continue his disposition hearing to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 to allow […]

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“We demand better”: Protests decry alleged Idaho Springs police brutality

Clark Zimmerman was waiting in a drive-thru line when he heard that his grandfather Michael Clark had been hospitalized after an incident with Idaho Springs police. Flustered and panicked, Zimmerman immediately went to the hospital. He waited by Clark’s bed as he suffered a stroke and other health complications. While he’s out of the hospital […]

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Deaf man files lawsuit against Idaho Springs police, county jail for 2019 arrest

A deaf man has filed a lawsuit against former Idaho Springs police officer Nicholas Hanning, current ISPD officer Ellie Summers, the City of Idaho Springs and the Clear Creek Board of County Commissioners after he was arrested and jailed following a September 2019 traffic stop. Brady Mistic and his legal team filed the complaint and […]

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Idaho Springs celebrates the Olympic volleyball gold of native Haleigh Washington

Weeks ago, U.S. volleyball player Haleigh Washington’s friends sent her a Clear Creek High School Golddigger shirt to remind the Idaho Springs native “to dig for the gold.” On Sunday afternoon in Tokyo, she did. Washington had several crucial digs, serves, blocks and spikes in the final match against Brazil as the U.S. women’s volleyball […]

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Idaho Springs police officer arrested, accused of assault after on-duty encounter

An Idaho Springs police officer was arrested this week on suspicion of assault after a May 30 incident that left a man hospitalized. Nicholas Hanning, who has been on administrative leave from the Idaho Springs Police Department, turned himself in on Wednesday after a warrant for his arrest was issued. He is accused of third-degree assault […]

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Idaho Springs man hospitalized after encounter with police, officer placed on leave

An Idaho Springs police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation into a May 30 encounter that left a local man hospitalized. Neither the man nor the officer has been identified at this time, and the man’s current condition is unknown. Idaho Springs Police Department Chief Nate Buseck said on Wednesday that […]