Crime and Courts

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

As protests continue, Denver to start conversation about role of police in schools

School board members and Denver Public Schools Superintendent Susana Cordova would gather Friday morning “to announce the future of Denver Public Schools and the Denver Police Department.”

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Democrats unveil sweeping police accountability bill in response to George Floyd’s death

The legislation is expected to be introduced as soon as Wednesday in the Colorado Senate and comes in response the death last week of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis

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Complaints about police response to Denver’s George Floyd protests under investigation as demonstrations hit day 6

Denver’s independent law enforcement monitor says he is investigating more than 150 complaints. One officer has been fired for an Instagram post in which he said “let’s start a riot.”

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Hickenlooper says he “tripped” on question about Black Lives Matter as race becomes a campaign issue

Democratic candidate Andrew Romanoff pounces on his rival’s misstep, which came a week before mail ballots go to voters

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Day and night: Organizers of Denver protests say mayhem after dark is muddying their message

The daytime protests over George Floyd’s death have provided a space to collectively mourn and rally against police brutality. Many are heartbroken over the destruction that comes after dark.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Federal prosecutors in Colorado are looking to charge criminal “agitators” at Denver’s George Floyd protests

U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor, says investigators have reason to believe a small number of people are inciting chaos and causing damage. He believes getting them off the street will bring calm.

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Police arrest 83 for curfew violations; Denver mayor calls after-dark mayhem “reckless, inexcusable and unacceptable”

Mayor Michael Hancock, who put curfew in place on Saturday, said daytime demonstrations were effective expressions of outrage over death of George Floyd at hands of police.

News Primary category in which blog post is published

“We have seen enough”: Mayor enacts curfew, demands calm as third day of George Floyd protests rock Denver

Protests in Denver on Thursday and Friday nights turned violent, leaving a trail of damage as demonstrators clashed with police

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Protesters, Denver police clash for second hectic night near Capitol

Officers deployed tear gas and nonlethal projectiles near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Lincoln Street. The demonstration lasted for hours.