Aurora

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

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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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Police are investigating after car drives through crowd and protesters are shot in Aurora

Police said a protester fired a weapon, striking at least one person who was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

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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

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Aurora will offer its 4,000 teachers two coronavirus tests a month come fall. Will other school districts follow?

A tool developed with help from Harvard and MIT epidemiologists aims to help Aurora Public Schools staff better access coronavirus tests and track symptoms and cases

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Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”

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One officer shown in Elijah McClain photos resigns

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the FBI also are looking into the photos to see if they should launch a civil rights investigation.

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The Colorado attorney general’s review of Elijah McClain’s death is unprecedented. Here’s how it may go.

Experts say this appears to be the first time a Colorado governor has asked the attorney general’s office to serve as a special prosecutor on a case already decided on by a district attorney