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$14M jury award for Denver protesters could resonate around US

Courts across the nation are weighing more than two dozen similar lawsuits.

Crime and Courts

Denver recorded 96 homicides in 2021, highest since 1981

Domestic violence killings and homicides involving narcotics helped fuel the record number

Crime and Courts

Trial over Denver police’s use of force during George Floyd protests begins in federal court

About a dozen lawsuits have been filed on behalf of over 60 people injured or arrested in Denver’s protests

Crime and Courts

Denver police investigate after box of human heads being transported for medical research is stolen

No arrests had been made as of Saturday and investigators asked anyone who finds the box to call police.

Crime and Courts

Littwin: The Denver-Lakewood shooting spree is the 687th mass shooting in America this year

According to the Gun Violence Archive, it’s the 13th mass shooting in Colorado in 2021. With the year nearly over, it could be the last — until next year.

Opinion Columns

Owner of Sol Tribe, a well-respected Denver tattoo shop, was among Monday’s shooting victims

Several media outlets are reporting that Denver tattoo artist and Sol Tribe owner Alicia Cardenas was among the victims

Crime and Courts

The Denver Police Department hopes its new therapy dog will break down barriers with the community

Shelby is an eager 19-month-old who will work with the downtown area's community resource officer

Crime and Courts

Denver’s new massage parlor ordinance adds investigative power to the city’s robust human trafficking units

A slate of new laws and the manpower of dedicated human trafficking units in Denver’s Police Department and District Attorney’s Office are leading to more convictions.

Crime and Courts

Judge dismisses Denver police officers’ challenge to city vaccine mandate

Seven officers claimed that the city did not have the authority to impose the mandate

Health

Denver man paid to house, care for people with developmental disabilities is accused of killing one of his residents

Ben Garbooshian, 39, was arrested Saturday after police say he knocked a man who was under his care backwards, causing him to fall and hit his head.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Denver should implement the police task-force recommendations

They will transform local policing into comprehensive public safety

Opinion Columns

Four arrested on gun charges after investigation into “suspicious occurrence” at hotel near Coors Field

Denver police say the incident was reported at The Maven Hotel, which is a block away from Coors Field. The FBI said it has "no reason to believe" the situation was "a threat directed at the All-Star Game."

Crime and Courts

Thieves want your car’s catalytic converter — just as a new Colorado law drives up the cost to replace it

Thefts of the anti-pollution devices are way up, and so is the cost of replacing them amid clean-air rules that took effect this year

Crime and Courts

The deadly consequences when kids run away from Colorado residential treatment centers

So many children run away from residential treatment centers in Colorado that police departments are overwhelmed by the calls. Two kids have died.

Sun Investigation

Loveland ex-cop accused of kneeling on Black door-to-door salesman’s neck sentenced to 4 years probation

Former police officer Scott Gudmundsen is accused of holding two door-to-door roofing company salesmen on the ground at gunpoint, saying they were terrorists and part of antifa

News

Denver police officer pleads for U.S. Capitol riot suspect’s release

The name of the writer of the letter in support of Jeffrey Sabol has been redacted in federal court records

Crime and Courts

“Just unprecedented”: Aurora Police saw 60% rise in officers leaving department last year

87 police personnel left or were jettisoned from the department in 2020, more departures than in 2015 and 2016 combined. About 750 of the Aurora Police Department's 1,000 employees are sworn officers.

Crime and Courts

Colorado lawmakers may change when police can intervene in a protest after summer of unrest

Under Senate Bill 31, law enforcement wouldn’t be allowed to break up a demonstration unless there was an imminent threat of violence or significant property damage from “a significant number or percentage of persons acting in concert”

Politics and Government

3 juveniles arrested in northeast Denver fire that killed 5 members of Senegalese family

The fire killed Djibril and Adja Diol, along with their 22-month-old daughter Khadija. Hassan Diol and her infant daughter, Hawa Baye, relatives of the Diols, also died in the blaze.

Crime and Courts

Man charged after human remains found in suitcases in Denver

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced the charges Tuesday against 28-year-old Benjamin Satterthwaite, who is accused of killing and dismembering 33-year-old Joshua Lockard

Crime and Courts
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