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Shootings involving teenagers in Aurora renew focus on gun violence

Activists and officials say easy access to guns is contributing to the problem, which has also been exacerbated by the pandemic and its effect particularly on the mental health of minority teens in the city.

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Teens charged in shooting that wounded 3 students at Hinkley High School in Aurora

The charges against the three 16-year-old boys in the Nov. 19 shooting at Aurora's Hinkley High School were filed in adult court

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3 teens arrested in shooting at Aurora high school

The three suspects are all 16 years old

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Aurora police union president suspended over email attacking city’s new diversity agreement

Officer Doug Wilkinson called Aurora's new diversity agreement "sexist and racist," saying the department should hire "crackheads" and "child molesters" to match the diversity of the community

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6 Aurora Central High School students hospitalized after drive-by shooting at nearby park

All are expected to survive their gunshot wounds, and police are searching for the assailants.

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16-year-old dead, another injured in Aurora shooting

The shooting happened near East 12th Avenue and Ironton Street

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Aurora police officer suspended after cursing at teen driver

Sgt. Ed Acuti was placed on paid administrative leave and will remain on leave pending the outcome of an investigation

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3 dead after vehicle strikes pedestrians in Aurora

The vehicle hit the pedestrians near an intersection northeast of Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora on Wednesday afternoon

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Aurora police officers disapprove of chief committed to reform, poll shows

Members of the Aurora Police Department’s two labor unions, the Aurora Police Association and the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, voted in a poll this week that asked, “Do you feel confident in the leadership of Chief Vanessa Wilson?"

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Man gets 80 years in killing 2, injuring Aurora police officer

Demarcus Brown-Jones had been convicted in May on second-degree murder, reckless manslaughter and other charges

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Aurora police consistently break the law through racially biased policing and excessive force, attorney general finds

Attorney General Phil Weiser launched a patterns and practices investigation into the Aurora Police Department amid protests surrounding the 2019 death of Elijah McClain

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Carman: A mother’s grief turns to long-overdue action in justice for Elijah McClain

Everything started to change when the Black Lives Matter movement raised the profile of Elijah McClain’s case

Opinion Columns

Jim Morrissey: Justice for Elijah McClain delayed…but finally on its way

Opinion

Grand jury returns 32-count indictment against Aurora officers, paramedics in Elijah McClain’s death

Five people — three police officers and two paramedics — each were charged-with one count of manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide

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Aurora police officer fired for not intervening in pistol-whipping arrest

An internal affairs investigation found that Francine Martinez violated several directives within the Aurora Police Department, including her duty to intervene

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“This is it”: Man pistol-whipped by Aurora police officer feared for his life

Kyle Vinson said he was afraid of dying when Officer John Haubert of the embattled Aurora Police Department held a gun to the back of his head and pointed it at his chest

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Violent arrest in Aurora reignites anger over policing

Activists decry what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color

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Aurora officials discuss Elijah McClain investigation at City Council meeting

A few city council members faulted the investigation commissioned by the city and defended police's right to stop the 23-year-old Black man in what they said was a high crime area

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Littwin: According to a newly released report on Elijah McClain’s death, the only innocent person involved was McClain himself

Where to put the blame? According to the outside investigators, you can put it on the cops. On the paramedics. On the investigating detectives. On the DA.

Opinion Columns

Independent review faults Aurora police for stop preceding Elijah McClain’s death, subsequent investigation

Aurora's City Council solicited the independent review of the events that led up to the 23-year-old McClain's death following an encounter with police officers and paramedics on Aug. 24, 2019

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