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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 […]

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Federal jury awards $14 million to protesters hurt during George Floyd protests in Denver

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Jurors on Friday found police used excessive force against protesters, violating their constitutional rights, during demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd two years ago, ordering the city to pay a total of $14 million in damages to a group of 12 who sued. The jury of two men […]

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

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press The trial for a lawsuit accusing Denver police of using indiscriminate force two years ago against people protesting the killing of George Floyd started Monday in federal court with a lawyer describing officers shooting pepper balls at people filming the protests or standing outside their homes. Timothy Macdonald, one […]

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

Denver police are investigating the theft of a box containing human heads from a parked freight company truck, officials said Saturday. The box was being transported for medical research purposes, police said in an email. Someone broke into the truck while it was parked between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, Denver television station KDVR reported. The blue-and-white […]

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Denver shooting suspect self-published books depicting tattoo shop shooting, named two of the victims

Two years before Lyndon James Mcleod went on a shooting rampage across Denver and Lakewood, killing five people and wounding at least two others, he wrote about an assassin clad in all black barging into a 6th Avenue tattoo parlor and fatally shooting tattoo artists and their clients. Two people killed in the second book […]