Colorado Attorney General’s Office
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
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
Billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife are suing Colorado for a tax refund. How much they want is a secret.
Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, claim that changes in the federal tax code made through the CARES Act entitle them to lower taxes in previous years
Landowners who shaped Colorado’s conservation easement bill would receive hundreds of thousands of dollars if credits are restored
Move to use up to $149 million from the state treasury to pay out rejected tax credits draws fire. Critics say those who shaped the legislation would personally benefit.
Whistleblowers ask AG to expand probe into Colorado air pollution division
A broader roster of in-house complainants wants the investigation widened to include allegations about power plant and gold mine permits issued by state
Former mining company attorney regularly granted a past client exemptions as Colorado’s head of air pollution control, records show
Whistleblowers point to Director Garry Kaufman’s approval of exemptions for Newmont’s Cripple Creek & Victor Mine as clear conflicts of interest that prioritize the industry over public health
Colorado attorney general launches probe of whistleblowers’ air-pollution control complaints
Phil Weiser’s office asks for a third-party investigator to assess internal employee complaints that the Air Pollution Control Division ignored the law and falsified data
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.