Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Denver’s protest shooting a superspreader of online misinformation

The recent killing of 49-year-old Lee Keltner following protests in downtown Denver brought national attention to Colorado news organizations. In particular, eyes were on KUSA-9News, the station that brought the private security guard – hired through Pinkerton – who shot Keltner, and who is now charged with second-degree murder. But the danger of what happened […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

9News says it requested unarmed security, wasn’t aware Matthew Dolloff had gun before protest shooting

Denver television station 9News says its employees were unaware that Matthew Dolloff, a private security guard hired to protect them, was armed before Saturday’s fatal shooting as dueling protests wrapped up in Civic Center Park. In fact, the station says that when it contracted with the security company Pinkerton to protect its journalists at protests […]