A district attorney who serves a large area of northeastern Colorado pleaded guilty Monday to a drug charge stemming from an investigation by the state’s attorney general. Brittny Lewton, who serves Colorado’s 13th Judicial District, struck a deal with prosecutors in the attorney general’s office and pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, unlawful […]
The Colorado attorney general’s review of Elijah McClain’s death is unprecedented. Here’s how it may go.
Gov. Jared Polis’ decision to appoint Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser as special prosecutor to review the death last year of Elijah McClain after an encounter with Aurora police and paramedics is extraordinary. In fact, it’s so unusual that experts can’t remember a similar instance in which a district attorney’s decision-making received a second look […]
DA on Colorado’s Eastern Plains indicted on drug, misconduct charges
By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press An elected prosecutor for Colorado’s northeastern rural plains was indicted by a grand jury on drug charges on Thursday following an investigation by the state’s attorney general. Brittny Lewton, 40, was charged with three drug felonies, including conspiracy and possession, as well as official misconduct, a misdemeanor, according to […]