Aurora police officers put on leave over photos tied to Elijah McClain
The two photos were taken near where police stopped the 23-year-old on Aug. 24, 2019, as they responded to a report of a suspicious person walking down the street wearing a face mask
Denver reaches agreement in lawsuit over police response to George Floyd protests
A judge must sign off to finalize the agreement. It is unclear when the agreement could become final.
Fractured skulls, lost eyes: Police often break their own rules when using “rubber bullets”
Denver’s policy says officers should use projectiles only on a “combative or physically resistive person whose conduct rises at least to the level of active aggression." The city also forbids officers from targeting the “head, eyes, throat, neck, breasts of a female, genitalia or spinal column” of a suspect “unless deadly force is warranted.”
Denver school board votes to phase police out of schools
The vote represents a victory for community activists who have pressed the district for more than a decade to remove sworn officers from campus
“It was completely unprovoked”: Protester shot in the face with pepper ball by Denver police demands accountability
The Denver Police Department says they are aware of the incident, captured in a viral video, and are investigating. Darrell Hampton, 27, says he has no idea why he was shot.
Federal judge orders police not to use chemical weapons, projectiles against peaceful Denver protesters
“The Denver Police Department has failed in its duty to police its own,” Judge R. Brooke Jackson wrote in his sweeping ruling
Complaints about police response to Denver’s George Floyd protests under investigation as demonstrations hit day 6
Denver’s independent law enforcement monitor says he is investigating more than 150 complaints. One officer has been fired for an Instagram post in which he said “let’s start a riot.”
Federal prosecutors in Colorado are looking to charge criminal “agitators” at Denver’s George Floyd protests
U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor, says investigators have reason to believe a small number of people are inciting chaos and causing damage. He believes getting them off the street will bring calm.
Police arrest 83 for curfew violations; Denver mayor calls after-dark mayhem “reckless, inexcusable and unacceptable”
Mayor Michael Hancock, who put curfew in place on Saturday, said daytime demonstrations were effective expressions of outrage over death of George Floyd at hands of police.
“We have seen enough”: Mayor enacts curfew, demands calm as third day of George Floyd protests rock Denver
Protests in Denver on Thursday and Friday nights turned violent, leaving a trail of damage as demonstrators clashed with police
Protesters, Denver police clash for second hectic night near Capitol
Officers deployed tear gas and nonlethal projectiles near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Lincoln Street. The demonstration lasted for hours.
ICE asks federal judge to force Denver to turn over information on 4 men subject to deportation
Accusing ICE of seeking the information for “political reasons," Denver said it would not comply unless a judge determined that the orders were appropriate
Denver officials won’t hand over information sought by Immigration and Customs Enforcement
ICE, the Homeland Security agency tasked with arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, sent four administrative subpoenas earlier this week to Denver law enforcement
South Dakota statutory rape case tests police seizure of placenta in Denver
It's a tricky question in South Dakota, where strict laws discourage abortion and many politicians view fetuses as equal to fully formed humans.
Guard at Colorado women’s prison arrested by Denver police in attempted pimping case
Joshua Hensley, 38, was arrested Wednesday and is also accused of patronizing a prostitute
Denver authorities might be instructed to look the other way on magic mushrooms, but they remain illegal
The mushroom remains a federal Schedule 1 controlled substance, prohibited under state and federal law
Cellphones made it harder for Denver’s 911 call takers to track people down. Finally, that’s starting to change.
The city is urging people to update their phones to make sure they can be tracked by 911 call takers