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Aurora Police Department to get independent monitor following Elijah McClain’s death

The news comes a day after an independent investigation found officers moved too quickly during the encounter with McClain and fell short in documenting the incident

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s judicial branch to be investigated for sexual harassment, gender discrimination

A panel of representatives from the legislature, Colorado Attorney General’s office and Gov. Jared Polis’ office will form to choose the investigators

Crime and Courts

Colorado spearheads 35-state lawsuit accusing Google of operating a search-engine monopoly

Attorney General Phil Weiser is employing his experience in antitrust cases. This is the second major lawsuit announced this month that Weiser is helping lead against a tech company.

Crime and Courts

Colorado leads lawsuit from federal government, states accusing Facebook of “predatory” conduct

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is on the executive committee of attorneys general conducting the probe


A list of Colorado priests named in the supplemental Catholic church abuse report, where they worked and when

Of the 25 priests named in the supplemental report, 9 were not identified in the original investigation into the church, which was completed in October 2019

52 Catholic priests in Colorado, including iconic Father Woody, abused 212 victims, further investigation finds

A supplemental report on abuse in Colorado's three Catholic dioceses includes allegations against Charles Woodrich, who founded a homeless shelter and was called Denver’s “patron saint of the poor”


District attorney in northeast Colorado pleads guilty to drug charge, misconduct

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

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s Catholic dioceses paid $6.68 million to 73 survivors of priest abuse

Some claims were paid to previously unknown victims. Eight claims were rejected by the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program and another eight are pending.


Ethics complaints. Big spending. A criminal allegation. This may be the nastiest campaign in Colorado.

Suzanne Staiert’s role in the ethics charges against former Gov. John Hickenlooper puts her legislative campaign in the Democratic crosshairs

Politics and Government

Colorado attorney general asks for federal investigation into Frontier Airlines’ coronavirus flight-change policies

The request comes as the U.S. airline industry is reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis. Hundreds of jobs are at risk in Denver.


Colorado attorney general opens investigation into “patterns and practices” of Aurora Police Department

The attorney general can investigate Aurora police under authority recently granted by the passage of Senate Bill 217

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s attorney general has sent 34 cease-and-desist letters cracking down on coronavirus spread

The latest letters targeted concerts in Weld County and a Teller County Bible camp where the number of infected attendees and staff has reached 41


Colorado attorney general sues Juul, claims vape company marketed to kids and downplayed health risks

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been investigating Juul for about a year. His office worked with state health officials and a Denver-area school district on the probe.

Crime and Courts

Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma and target of Colorado lawsuit, dies

Colorado is among the states that named Jonathan Sackler in its lawsuit seeking damages for Purdue's alleged role in the state's opioid crisis.


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

Crime and Courts

Colorado governor names special prosecutor to investigate death of Elijah McClain

Move by Polis comes after national attention as Aurora seeks to finalize its own secondary investigation into the incident.

Politics and Government

What it looked like as Colorado’s attorney general argued before the U.S. Supreme Court by conference call

Democrat Phil Weiser argued in a case that could affect the way the U.S. elects presidents

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s attorney general joins colleagues in seeking federal probe into meatpacking industry

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the state attorneys general noted that the four largest beef processors control 80 percent of the industry


Coronavirus-related calls are dominating Colorado’s mental health crisis hotline

Calls to the mental health line have spiked in the past month, but tips to Safe2Tell are down. It’s too soon to know whether the pandemic will result in more suicides, say experts.


A Denver priest — his dad’s best friend — raped him. The state’s Catholic Church abuse report revealed the secret.

Neil Elms says he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Lawrence St. Peter, a Colorado priest who rose to high ranks in the Denver Archdiocese. St. Peter wasn’t removed from clergy despite “numerous, reliable, consistent reports” he was abusing boys.

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