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Entire police force in small, southeastern Colorado town abruptly resigns

The Springfield Police Department has been the center of controversy in recent years

Crime and Courts

NTSB: Dad, not boy, was driving truck in wreck that killed college golfers, including player from Colorado

Initial investigation suggested 13-year-old was driving the pickup that crashed into a college van, killing 6 members of the University of the Southwest golf team, including Jackson Zinn of Westminster

Crime and Courts

San Luis Valley district attorney resigns amid criticism of his office’s relationship with victims, pending recall

Gov. Jared Polis appointed Attorney General Phil Weiser, a Democrat, to serve as the interim district attorney in the 12th Judicial District

Crime and Courts

Another US appeals court upholds right to record police

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruling came in the case of Abade Irizarry, a YouTube journalist and blogger who claimed a Lakewood officer blocked him from filming a traffic stop in 2019.

Crime and Courts

Colorado Springs man faces federal charges for participating in Jan. 6 riot

“I’m probably going to lose my job as a pastor after this. … If this makes me lose my, my reputation, I don’t care,” Tyler Ethridge, 33, said in a video he posted to social media while in the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents.

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Western Colorado funeral home owner pleads guilty in federal body sales case

Megan Hess faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison after entering the plea Tuesday in Grand Junction

Crime and Courts

Sheriffs who denounced Colorado’s red flag law are now using it

In the 2 years since Colorado's red flag law passed, petitions for protection orders have been filed in 20 of the 37 counties that declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, often by the very sheriffs who had previously denounced the law.

Politics and Government

Police investigating fire at Christian pregnancy center in Longmont

The fire at Life Choices was reported at 3:17 a.m. Saturday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and said abortion laws would be decided by the states

Crime and Courts

Man arrested in Aurora shooting death of fireman on I-70

Jeremy Jacob Rocha, 20, who police believe was involved in the ad hoc event, was taken into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted first-degree murder

Crime and Courts

Loveland police officer acknowledges not intervening in rough arrest of woman with dementia

Daria Jalali, 28, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failure to intervene and faces up to five years of probation and 60 days in jail

Crime and Courts

Family of Olde Town shooting victim Johnny Hurley sues Arvada Police Department

Former Arvada police Officer Kraig Brownlow — the officer who mistook Hurley for the initial shooter and fatally shot him — and Arvada police Chief Link Strate are named in the lawsuit.

Crime and Courts

Some Colorado sheriff candidates have an unlikely campaign promise: not enforcing the law

Reflecting a loose national movement, some Colorado sheriff candidates rail against government overreach, red flag laws

Election 2022

Denver jail lacks strategy to deal with mental health, fails to adequately monitor array of contracts, audit says

The jail needs a fully electronic records system to track whether its mental health and substance abuse programs are working, Denver AuditorTimothy O’Brien said.

Health

Ski Granby Ranch settles lawsuit with family of mother killed by faulty chairlift

Kelly Huber was killed and her daughters injured when they were thrown from the Grand County chairlift in December 2016

Outdoors

Shooting at south Denver house party leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded

Crime and Courts

31 Patriot Front members arrested near Idaho pride event. 3 Coloradans charged with conspiracy to riot.

The men were arrested after a tipster reported what looked like "a little army" loading into a U-Haul van in the parking lot of a Cour d'Alene, Idaho, hotel

Crime and Courts

Texas 18-year-old charged with killing newborn during trip to Colorado

Leiyla Cepeda told an investigator the baby was quiet and not moving and did not seem to be breathing when she was born but declined to explain why the baby had stab wounds

Crime and Courts

Man sentenced to 8 years in prison for DUI crash that killed Colorado cycling champion

Ryan Scott Montoya was sentenced on Tuesday in the 2021 death of Gwen Inglis

Outdoors

“We Build The Wall” trial against Colorado man ends in mistrial because of deadlocked jury

The trial of Colorado business man Timothy Shea ended with a deadlocked jury. A retrial is unlikely to occur before the fall.

Crime and Courts

Bureau of Prisons to pay $300,000 to settle lawsuit after diabetic prisoner was allegedly deprived of insulin at Supermax facility

Seifullah Chapman was incarcerated at ADX Florence when guards failed to provide him an adequate dosage of the life-saving drug, putting him at risk of dying, the suit alleged.

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