Crime and Courts

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Colorado Supreme Court upholds state’s law banning large-capacity gun magazines

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.

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Colorado governor names special prosecutor to investigate death of Elijah McClain

Move by Polis comes after national attention as Aurora seeks to finalize its own secondary investigation into the incident.

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Civil War monument at Colorado Capitol torn down and marred by graffiti

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."

Gov. Jared Polis asks his legal counsel to review how state can respond to Elijah McClain’s death

McClain, 23, died after an encounter with Aurora police in August 2019

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Fractured skulls, lost eyes: Police often break their own rules when using “rubber bullets”

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.”

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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

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“We have nowhere to go”: Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans at risk of eviction

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.

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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

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Federal agents arrest man in Colorado suspected of setting Minneapolis police precinct on fire

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