Crime and Courts
Colorado led the nation in bank robberies last year. Some blame fentanyl.
In 2021, Colorado’s FBI field office ranked No. 1 for bank robberies in the country4:45 AM MDT
Colorado judge declines to toss defamation suit filed by Dominion boss against Trump, Giuliani and conservative media
136-page decision found case is in the public interest "because the public is harmed by the spread of defamatory information."
Here’s what’s in the Colorado fentanyl “accountability and prevention” bill just sent to the governor
House Bill 1326 was one of the most contentious measures debated at the Colorado Capitol this year.
Colorado’s largest county jail is having one of its deadliest years of the decade — after just five months
A 48-year-old man who was found unresponsive in his cell at the El Paso County jail in April was the fourth inmate to die there in 2022 — and the seventh in roughly seven months.
Former Loveland police officer sentenced to 5 years in prison for assault of woman with dementia
Austin Hopp arrested Karen Garner in 2020 after she left a store without paying for about $14 worth of items in Loveland
Elbert County clerk turns over his voting system copies after judge’s order
This is one of a handful of cases across the United States in which authorities are investigating whether local officials directed or aided in suspected security breaches at their own election offices.
A rare conviction and tearful Capitol testimony are intensifying pressure to reform Colorado’s guardianship system
Elder abuse prevention advocates are cheering the conviction of a Colorado Springs conservator accused of stealing from her wards. And lawmakers hear emotional testimony from loved ones with guardians.
Northern Colorado police officer fired, accused of fabricating report
Former Officer Jacob Blackburn revised a police document to cover up a chase that violated the city’s policies, according to internal affairs documents.
Democratic state representative arrested in Broomfield on DUI charge
The 41-year-old, who lives in Broomfield, is in the final year of his third two-year term in the Colorado House. The address that police say he was arrested at is an elementary school.
Former Aurora police chief to lead department as city searches for permanent replacement for Vanessa Wilson
Daniel Oates, who led the Aurora Police Department from 2005 to 2014, will serve on an interim basis and help select a permanent chief, the city said.
Parker man accused of selling hundreds of fake vaccination cards, faces federal charges
Robert Van Camp allegedly worked with a co-conspirator with Top Secret security clearance to produce and sell hundreds of fraudulent vaccination cards to people across the U.S.
Charges against Barry Morphew are dropped as investigators ask for more time to find his wife’s body
District Attorney Linda Stanley said investigators need more time to find Suzanne Morphew's body before Barry Morphew goes on trial in the presumed death of his wife
Kiowa County will pay $9.5 million to settle wrongful death of man shot 3 times in the back by deputies
Sum exceeds the total annual budget of Kiowa County and includes the requirement that sheriff's deputies receive better use-of-force training.
Florissant man kills himself after shooting at neighbors’ homes
No motive was immediately known for the shooting, the sheriff's office said
Federal jury acquits DaVita, ex-CEO Kent Thiry in antitrust case
The jury found that Thiry, former CEO of one of the country’s largest kidney care companies, committed no crimes in working with competitors to prevent the hiring of each other’s employees
Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect is still incompetent to stand trial, judge finds
The ruling came nearly a month after Boulder marked the first anniversary of the attack that killed workers, customers and a police officer who rushed inside the store.
Deputies fatally shoot man at northern Colorado landfill
A woman reported she had been assaulted by the man, whom she knew, earlier in the week and he was making violent threats against her and her children
Online marketplace Letgo sued after Denver-area slayings
The lawsuit argues that while Letgo advertises working with law enforcement agencies to keep its tens of millions of users safe, the only requirement to become a “verified seller” is a working email address
Police officers shoot, kill suspect in Manitou Springs
A dog with the sheriff's K-9 unit was shot and killed during the confrontation. No officers or deputies were injured.