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Aurora police officer quits days after release of video showing him beating a man with a pistol during an arrest

An investigation will still be conducted into John Haubert’s use of force after body-camera footage showed him beating a man with a pistol 13 times.

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s child protection ombudsman announces new program to review child deaths

The first death reviewed will be that of a 12-year-old who died after running away from Tennyson Center for Children.

News

Colorado health chief says she “didn’t grasp” problem that led to huge HIV program cuts

Jill Hunsaker Ryan, a key member of Gov. Jared Polis’ cabinet, said she didn’t realize how legal guidance would affect funding for HIV prevention

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers blocked some misdemeanor offenders from buying guns. They also made it OK for some felons to own them.

The change to Colorado’s felon-in-possession law was made through Senate Bill 271, a 304-page measure that mostly made changes to the state’s misdemeanor code

Politics and Government

Mother of man killed in 1984 Aurora hammer attack testifies

Tuesday was the start of the murder trial of Alex Ewing, a former Nevada prison inmate linked through DNA evidence in 2018 to the 1984 killings

Crime and Courts

Coroner identifies two of the three people killed in Poudre River flooding; one person remains missing

The flooding happened along the Cameron Peak fire burn scar. Several structures were also destroyed in the torrent of water, mud and other debris.

Crime and Courts

Aurora police officer beat man 13 times with pistol, choked him during arrest, body camera footage shows

“What you are going to see is going to anger you,” police Chief Vanessa Wilson said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon where she discussed the arrest of Officer John Haubert

Crime and Courts

Colorado web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples loses challenge to anti-discrimination law

The Colorado Solicitor General has previously questioned whether Lorie Smith should even be allowed to challenge the law since she had not started offering wedding websites yet.

Crime and Courts

Man, 75, hit with Taser says Idaho Springs police officer put knee on his neck

The lawsuit by Michael Clark alleges that the pressure that former Idaho Springs police officer Nicholas Hanning put on his neck after he lost consciousness increased his risk of death.

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s health department argues it can’t be sued in whistleblower lawsuit tied to botched HIV program

Colorado’s former head of disease control, fired last summer amid the pandemic, alleges state health officials retaliated against him after he blew the whistle on financial mismanagement

Politics and Government

Jury in southwest Colorado convicts man of killing pro cyclist in crash

Cordell Schneider was found guilty Thursday of vehicular homicide and reckless driving for the March 4, 2020, crash near Marvel that killed 39-year-old Benjamin Sonntag

Crime and Courts

Ex-Nevada inmate going on trial in Aurora hammer killings

Jury selection was scheduled to begin Friday for Alex Ewing in the deaths of Bruce and Debra Bennett and their 7-year-old daughter Melissa

Crime and Courts

Denver DA’s husband pleads guilty to two counts of attempted arson

Christopher Linsmayer, 69, was charged with attempted arson after he set fires on his property near Kremmling, according to the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Crime and Courts

Westminster police told the world Armando Valdez Gonzalez stole a bag of cash and assaulted a woman. Except he didn’t.

Attorney blames “jump to judgment” for $11,000 debt and public shaming of a man a yard sale host accused of stealing her bank bag

Crime and Courts

Colorado expected to receive at least $300 million through opioid-crisis settlement — if local governments approve the deal

The tentative settlement, announced Wednesday, would bring to nearly $400 million that could come to Colorado through opioid litigation

Health

Racial discrimination still exists in jury selection. Colorado’s Supreme Court rejected a proposal meant to fix that.

The court rejected a proposal, modeled after one adopted in Washington state, aimed at addressing implicit racism in how juries are picked

Crime and Courts

Donald Trump’s inaugural committee chair, Aspen man among trio accused of being United Arab Emirates agents

Thomas Joseph Barrack, 74, was charged alongside Matthew Grimes, 27, of Aspen, Colorado and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, 43, of the United Arab Emirates

Crime and Courts

Colorado just released a big report on how cannabis legalization is going. Here’s what it found.

As expected, marijuana-related arrests are down and tax revenue is up, but other trends are less clear.

Marijuana

A Colorado officer was convicted of excessive force. He went on to become an interim police chief.

Jon Geiger's criminal conviction was supposed to prevent him from ever again working as a police officer in Colorado. A loophole allowed him to stay on the force.

Crime and Courts

Man convicted of killing Denver-area driver while going 120 mph during speeding livestream

Bryan Kirby was accused of driving as fast as 167 mph during the livestream while making comments to viewers about his speed

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