Crime and Courts
Aurora police consistently break the law through racially biased policing and excessive force, attorney general finds
Attorney General Phil Weiser launched a patterns and practices investigation into the Aurora Police Department amid protests surrounding the 2019 death of Elijah McClain
Student arrested at Arvada High School after police find pistol
The student, whose name was not released, was taken to a juvenile detention center and faces charges
Former Lake County coroner found guilty of misconduct, sentenced to probation
Shannon Kent, 45, was sentenced to six months of probation after he sent his wife to several death scenes in 2019 even though she was not sworn in to act in that capacity.
Police violated Colorado Springs man’s constitutional rights with 24/7 surveillance, court rules
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the officers violated the man’s Fourth Amendment rights when they set up a camera on a utility pole and spied on him for three months.
Man who livestreamed deadly Colorado car crash is sentenced to 15 years for vehicular homicide
Bryan Kirby was sentenced on Friday
Former Denver Bronco found guilty of attempted murder in 2019 Boulder shooting
The trial of Justin Bannan got underway Aug. 30 and ended Friday
Man pleads guilty after remains found in suitcases in Denver
Benjamin Satterthwaite struck a deal with prosecutors and acknowledged killing 33-year-old Joshua Lockard
Colorado man sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for hate crime attack on Black man
Nolan Levi Strauss, 27, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime involving an attempt to kill
Colorado trooper who guards Capitol and governor charged with felony menacing after pointing gun at driver
Jay Hemphill allegedly pointed a gun at a driver near the Colorado Capitol
Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear newspaper’s open records lawsuit challenging CU
The Daily Camera sued in 2019, seeking the names of six finalists interviewed by the Board of Regents to replace then-university President Bruce Benson
$3 million settlement reached in rough arrest of woman with dementia in Loveland
"The settlement with Karen Garner will help bring some closure to an unfortunate event in our community but does not upend the work we have left to do," Loveland City Manager Steve Adams said.
Denver will close Civic Center park near Colorado Capitol for safety, health concerns
City officials said the park and surrounding areas have become a “hotspot for violence, crime, drug sales and substance misuse"
Judge orders mental health evaluation of suspected Boulder King Soopers gunman
If defendants are unable to understand the proceedings and assist their lawyers, proceedings can be delayed to see if treatment, such as medication, can make them ready for trial
Hearing for Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect delayed over mental health
Lawyers for Ahmad Alissa said they believe he has a “mental disability” that prevents him from being able to understand proceedings or help them defend him
Man shot, killed after pulling gun on Jefferson County deputy
The suspect, a 33-year-old man, was shot when he pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at a deputy
6 ways Colorado’s laws have recently changed to prevent another death like Elijah McClain’s
From new rules about how and when ketamine can be administered to a ban on carotid and choke holds, Colorado lawmakers have taken steps to prevent a death like McClain’s from happening again.
Mental health of suspect in Boulder King Soopers shooting in question
Details are scant because the motion filed by lawyers for Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is sealed as required under state law.
Grand jury returns 32-count indictment against Aurora officers, paramedics in Elijah McClain’s death
Five people — three police officers and two paramedics — each were charged-with one count of manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide
Loveland police officer who roughly arrested elderly woman with dementia will stand trial for assault, judge rules
District Judge Michelle Brinegar said there is probable cause for the charge against Austin Hopp