Crime and Courts
Crime and Courts
Donthe Lucas convicted of murder in the 2013 death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend
Lucas received a mandatory sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole
Boulder police pursue hundreds of tips after violent party near University of Colorado
No arrests had been made as of Monday
Shooting at Denver’s Civic Center park briefly prompts lockdown of Colorado Capitol
The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. A man was wounded and taken to a hospital for treatment.
Boulder authorities will pursue criminal charges after violent party near CU
Boulder County's DA described the rowdy behavior near the University of Colorado as "shameful"
Officers hurt, property damaged at rowdy party on Boulder’s University Hill
Three officers suffered minor injuries from being struck by bricks and rocks, Boulder police told news outlets
Avalanche investigators testifying in criminal case could have “chilling effect,” warns Colorado AG
State Attorney General says testimony of Colorado Avalanche Information Center boss Ethan Green in first-ever criminal case involving an avalanche could hinder reporting and damage the research function of the agency.
Colorado could soon be required to help every person leaving prison get a photo ID
A photo ID is needed to access basic services and government benefits, get a job or open a bank account. But currently, not every Colorado prisoner gets help obtaining one.
Elijah McClain’s mom says his death sparked push for change
"It's his character that people are connecting to," said Sheneen McClain about the activism sparked by the death of her son Elijah McClain.
70-year-old Colorado man arrested in 1982 murders of two women
Alan Lee Phillips, of the mountain hamlet of Dumont, was being held in Park County Jail on suspicion of killing Annette Schnee, 21, and Barbara “Bobbi Jo” Oberholtzer, 29.
Aurora officials discuss Elijah McClain investigation at City Council meeting
A few city council members faulted the investigation commissioned by the city and defended police's right to stop the 23-year-old Black man in what they said was a high crime area
Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after poaching spree
Colorado Parks and Wildlife said hearing examiner Steven Cooley decided last week to permanently suspend hunting privileges for Iniki Vike Kapu
Man gets nearly 20 years in prison for plotting to bomb Pueblo synagogue
Judge Raymond P. Moore set the 235-month sentence for Richard Holzer, 28, and imposed a 15-year term of supervised release.
Denver police officer pleads for U.S. Capitol riot suspect’s release
The name of the writer of the letter in support of Jeffrey Sabol has been redacted in federal court records
Ouray police officers turned down the coronavirus vaccine. Then almost the entire department fell ill.
Police officers and other responders were among the first people eligible in Ouray County to get the vaccine when it arrived at the end of December. Very few took the shot.
After infighting, Colorado lawmakers revive effort to give child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers
A similar effort last year failed after proponents of the legislation couldn’t agree about whether to challenge the state constitution in the hopes of giving past victims of abuse a window to take legal action
Aurora Police Department to get independent monitor following Elijah McClain’s death
The news comes a day after an independent investigation found officers moved too quickly during the encounter with McClain and fell short in documenting the incident
“Just unprecedented”: Aurora Police saw 60% rise in officers leaving department last year
87 police personnel left or were jettisoned from the department in 2020, more departures than in 2015 and 2016 combined. About 750 of the Aurora Police Department's 1,000 employees are sworn officers.
Independent review faults Aurora police for stop preceding Elijah McClain’s death, subsequent investigation
Aurora's City Council solicited the independent review of the events that led up to the 23-year-old McClain's death following an encounter with police officers and paramedics on Aug. 24, 2019
Colorado Court of Appeals approves use of courtroom comfort dogs
The Colorado Court of Appeals said on Thursday that the defendant’s right to confrontation doesn’t carry with it a right to impose discomfort on an accusing witness
Snowboarders facing criminal charges for avalanche above I-70 lose a critical battle in court
Two backcountry veterans face a $168,000 fine for an avalanche that buried a road above I-70. A judge rejected their motion to dismiss video of the avalanche they gave to Colorado Avalanche Information Center.