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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

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Child abuse reports are down, but is abuse just going unseen during the pandemic?

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: Jefferson County’s Democratic DA’s race gets ugly — again

When my ballot arrived alongside two mailers from the campaigns, it made me take a deeper look at the under-the-radar race

Opinion Columns

Colorado Democrats unveil sweeping police accountability bill in response to George Floyd’s death

The legislation is expected to be introduced as soon as Wednesday in the Colorado Senate and comes in response the death last week of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis

Politics and Government

Colorado has had 201 police-related deaths since 2014. Lawmakers want a better way to investigate them.

The statewide Independent Monitor Program would investigate law enforcement-involved deaths. But it’s unclear if the yet-to-be introduced bill will advance once the “coronavirus pause” is over.

Politics and Government

DA on Colorado’s Eastern Plains indicted on drug, misconduct charges

Brittny Lewton, 40, was charged with three drug felonies, including conspiracy and possession, as well as official misconduct, a misdemeanor, according to online court records

Crime and Courts

A new Colorado law makes possessing 13,000 fatal fentanyl doses a misdemeanor. Prosecutors are worried.

Colorado lawmakers this year passed a bill to reduce incarceration by making possession of 4 grams or less of most drugs a misdemeanor instead of a felony

Crime and Courts

Gov. Polis orders investigation into district attorney on Colorado’s Eastern Plains

The Aug. 15 order doesn't say what District Attorney Brittny Lewton is accused of doing

Crime and Courts

Colorado prosecutors warn DUI-testing mess could have impacts far beyond drunken driving cases

18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler and Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty warn that the entire criminal justice system could face big challenges if a remedy isn’t found

Crime and Courts

A Colorado prosecutor admitted to dozens of ethical violations. Should taxpayers have to pay?

The state Supreme Court decided a case involving former Third Judicial District Attorney Frank Ruybalid and more than $223,000 in attorney’s fees and other costs

Crime and Courts

George Brauchler vs. Phil Weiser: Where Colorado’s attorney general candidates stand on the issues, from marijuana to the death penalty

A look at where Democrat Phil Weiser and Republican George Brauchler stand on the most pressing issues to Colorado and the U.S.

Politics and Government