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8th Congressional District candidate Joshua Jered Rodriguez arrested on identity theft, forgery charges

A tumultuous week for Joshua Jered Rodriguez, who is running as a Democrat to represent Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, has concluded with his booking in the Jefferson County jail. Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling confirmed that Rodriguez was booked before 7 a.m. on Thursday. Snelling said he was still looking into the […]

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Loveland police officer who roughly arrested elderly woman with dementia will stand trial for assault, judge rules

LOVELAND — A former Colorado police officer involved in the rough arrest of an elderly woman with dementia should stand trial for assault, a judge ruled Monday. District Judge Michelle Brinegar said there is probable cause for the charge against former Loveland police officer Austin Hopp, who will be arraigned in late September, the Loveland […]

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Opinion: As a rabbi and former lawyer, I see reforming Colorado’s system for sealing arrest records as a moral imperative

As a spiritual leader of B’nai Havurah, the Denver Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, I have a moral obligation to support efforts that advance second chances and create greater equity and opportunity for all people. I am particularly moved to protect those most harmed by injustice and marginalization.  That is why I strongly support House Bill 1214, […]

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Man suspected of assaulting a police officer during Jan. 6 riot placed on house arrest after killing mountain lion

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press  A judge on Monday ordered a Colorado hunting guide accused of assaulting a police officer during the U.S. Capitol riot to be placed on house arrest after prosecutors say he violated the conditions of his release by having a gun and shooting a mountain lion. According to a motion […]

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Denver man in anti-Semitic group arrested in Florida after refusing to follow police commands during a traffic stop

MIAMI — A member of an anti-Semitic group was arrested in Miami after he refused to follow police commands during a traffic stop, authorities said. The group calls itself the Goyim Defense League and regularly engages in stunts to harass Jewish people, the Miami Herald reported. Last week, they were in central Florida protesting at a […]

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64 members of “international drug trafficking network” indicted by Colorado grand jury

Colorado’s attorney general Friday announced grand jury indictments against 64 members of an alleged “international drug trafficking network” based in Colorado that authorities say moved millions of dollars worth of drugs into and around the state. A total of 159 charges were filed, including counts of racketeering and conspiracy under the Colorado Organized Crime Control […]

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

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America A group of Colorado anesthesiologists wants paramedics to stop injecting people with a powerful sedative when police believe suspects are out of control until officials finish a review launched nearly a year after the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man put in a stranglehold by officers […]

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Boulder man searched for Colorado synagogues and mosques, said he “wanted the white race to win,” search warrant says

A 29-year-old Boulder man investigated by federal authorities after making startling online posts was searching for mosque and synagogue locations in the Denver metro area and elsewhere in Colorado just days before he was arrested on unrelated charges of possessing hundreds of child-porn images.  New details into Wesley Gilreath’s alleged activities were unveiled on Thursday […]