Skip to contents

Crime and Courts

Crime and Courts
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 country

Crime and Courts
4:45 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."

Politics and Government

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.

Politics and Government

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.

Crime and Courts

Suzanne Morphew’s daughters say they stand by their father

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

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.

Politics and Government

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.

Politics and Government

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.

Crime and Courts

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.

Politics and Government

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.

Crime and Courts

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.

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

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.

Crime and Courts

Florissant man kills himself after shooting at neighbors’ homes

No motive was immediately known for the shooting, the sheriff's office said

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

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.

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

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.

Crime and Courts
1 of 55