Aurora police

Jim Morrissey: Look out for the Aurora clown car

Opinion

Littwin: The latest police screwup had to be Aurora, right? Sure, unless it happened somewhere else — anywhere else

We wait for a better explanation why guns would be drawn as cops approached a stolen car that wasn’t stolen, but had children in the backseat. What would have happened if guns had been fired?

Opinion
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Vanessa Wilson named Aurora’s new police chief as department continues facing scrutiny over Elijah McClain’s death

Vanessa Wilson, who is white, has 23 years of experience with the police department in Colorado’s third-largest city

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Aurora police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Jennifer Wurtz, who shot a video of the encounter, said on camera that the police drew guns as they initially approached the car

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Colorado health officials probe sedative given before death of Elijah McClain

The inquiry is the latest in a series of new reviews of the case of Elijah McClain that has received renewed attention as part of protests over police brutality and racial injustice

Littwin: They didn’t arrest the driver who sped through Aurora protesters, but they did arrest the guy who shot at the Jeep

No one, by the way, is happier than Trump when mostly peaceful protests turn violent. It’s his campaign strategy. That’s why he’s sending more U.S. marshals/border patrol agents/secret police to Portland.

Opinion
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Aurora police arrest man sought in protest shooting on attempted homicide charges

One man was shot in the leg and another suffered a grazing wound to the head in the shooting

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Ex-Justice Department lawyer will lead Elijah McClain probe

Jonathan Smith, the executive director of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, will lead the three-person panel reviewing policing policies at issue in the death

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Threats, vandalism, job loss: Colorado’s public health officials are under attack as they respond to coronavirus

Across the state, public health departments are facing a barrage of vitriol as they respond to the pandemic. Some officials have up and quit under the pressure, while others who stay say they fear for their safety.