Crime and Courts
Rifles, mine-resistant vehicles, robots: How Colorado police have used a federal program to stockpile military gear
More than 100 Colorado police and sheriff’s departments have received surplus military equipment under the federal 1033 program. Officials defend the acquisitions, saying they’re needed to keep officers safe.
Colorado’s 2015 law changing how officer-involved shootings are reviewed still lets police agencies investigate themselvesBy Jesse Paul Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published
Aurora police announce firing of officers who posed in photo near site of Elijah McClain’s fatal encounterBy Jesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
The Colorado attorney general’s review of Elijah McClain’s death is unprecedented. Here’s how it may go.By Jesse Paul Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a fierce gun rights organization based in Colorado, challenged the large-capacity magazine law. They argue that it violates the state constitution.
Move by Polis comes after national attention as Aurora seeks to finalize its own secondary investigation into the incident.
Gov. Jared Polis vows to repair "statue that commemorates the Union heroes of the Civil War who fought and lost their lives to end slavery."
McClain, 23, died after an encounter with Aurora police in August 2019
Denver’s policy says officers should use projectiles only on a “combative or physically resistive person whose conduct rises at least to the level of active aggression." The city also forbids officers from targeting the “head, eyes, throat, neck, breasts of a female, genitalia or spinal column” of a suspect “unless deadly force is warranted.”
Colorado governor signs sweeping police accountability bill into law. Here’s how it will change law enforcement.
Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 217 at a ceremony at the state Capitol on Friday, calling it a landmark piece of legislation that speaks to a national moment of reckoning
For one Aurora family, eviction could come as soon as this week. The case against them was filed before Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order pausing evictions went into effect.
Hickenlooper makes case for electability as repeated controversies continue to overshadow his campaign
The former Colorado governor faced off against rival Andrew Romanoff in the final televised Democratic U.S. Senate debate
Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 22, appeared briefly in federal court in Denver by video on Tuesday to be advised of the aiding and abetting of arson charge filed against him