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Denver DA wants grand jury probe of police shooting that injured bystanders as body camera footage is released

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann is requesting a grand jury investigation after three city police officers shot into a crowded area in lower downtown Denver last month, injuring six bystanders. “The public’s interest in this particular shooting incident is understandably high,” McCann said in a statement Tuesday. “For the community to trust in the outcome […]

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Five bystanders injured in downtown Denver as police officers shoot at man authorities say was armed

Five people were hurt in Lower Downtown Denver early Sunday when police officers shot a man they say was armed as bars in the crowded entertainment district let out. The five people, three women and two men, are expected to survive their injuries. They appear to have been innocent bystanders wounded in officers’ crossfire. The […]

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Police arrest 2 after Denver high school is placed on lockdown; paintball gun recovered

Two people were arrested Thursday morning after police received reports of an armed student on a Denver high school campus, prompting the school to be placed on lockdown. Police later identified the weapon as a paintball gun. No one was reported injured.  The threat at Northfield High School, which came two days after 19 students […]

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

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A federal jury’s $14 million award to Denver protesters hit with pepper balls and a bag filled with lead during 2020 demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could resonate nationwide as courts weigh more than two dozen similar lawsuits. The jury found police used excessive force against […]