Crime and Courts

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Aurora temporarily bans ketamine use amid Elijah McClain probe

The ban in the city of Aurora, adopted unanimously on Monday, will stay in effect until the city-sponsored independent investigation of Elijah McClain's death is complete

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Colorado gun sales remain at high volume, prompting $1.3 million request to speed up background checks

At its peak in April, the average state firearm background check took 56 hours to process, up from about five minutes in April 2019

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Colorado stops nearly $1 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid to scammers

The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out

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Colorado anesthesiologists want paramedics to stop injecting people with ketamine during arrests

The Colorado health department last month announced a review of ketamine's use almost a year after Elijah McClain's death

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$40,000 reward offered for information about Denver fire that killed 5

Killed were Djibril and Adja Diol, along with their 22-month-old daughter Khadija, as well as relative Hassan Diol and her infant daughter Hawa Baye.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Patrick Neville, Michelle Malkin file lawsuit challenging Colorado’s mask-wearing mandate. It likely faces a steep hill.

The mask mandate was issued by Gov. Jared Polis on July 17 after saying earlier that such a requirement was unenforceable.

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The first two efforts to defund police in Colorado quickly failed. Will a push at CU be the first to succeed?

The Colorado legislature passed a sweeping police accountability bill in the wake of George Floyd protests, but so far efforts to replace law enforcement with mental health workers have failed.

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12 arrested, 1 officer hurt during “riot” in Denver; governor calls vandalism “acts of criminal terrorism”

Fireworks were shot at officers, an American flag and a tree outside a courthouse were set on fire, windows were shattered and fast-food restaurant was broken into during the unrest

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A year after Elijah McClain’s death, activists want charges

Aurora activist Candice Bailey said action, not more dialogue, is what is needed. “There's nothing to talk about. We're at an impasse in the conversation,” she said.