law enforcement

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s 2015 law changing how officer-involved shootings are reviewed still lets police agencies investigate themselves

State lawmakers and prosecutors are vowing to push for and support changes after questions from The Colorado Sun about the measure

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado governor signs sweeping police accountability bill into law. Here’s how it will change law enforcement.

Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 217 at a ceremony at the state Capitol on Friday, calling it a landmark piece of legislation that speaks to a national moment of reckoning

SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published

The violent death of a childhood friend steered a Colorado author’s writing toward crime — and justice

The horrific incident in award-winning author Donnell Ann Bell's life had a lasting impact on Bell, prompting an interest in law enforcement, investigations and the exhaustive research that guides her fiction

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s coronavirus lawmaking term was supposed to be subdued. But it’s just as wild as ever.

A spate of controversial bills, from tax increases to vaccines, have made the final days frenetic and frustrating to the GOP and business groups.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Carotid holds would now be banned under Colorado’s police accountability bill, which is nearing passage

Thirteen amendments were passed on Wednesday night, including a requirement that prosecutors notify the public when they forward an investigation into a police-involved death to a grand jury

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Day and night: Organizers of Denver protests say mayhem after dark is muddying their message

The daytime protests over George Floyd’s death have provided a space to collectively mourn and rally against police brutality. Many are heartbroken over the destruction that comes after dark.

Littwin: Tear gas, anger and confusion on the streets of Denver, finger pointing in the Capitol

“In a real sense our nation’s summers of riots are caused by our nation’s winters of delay,” MLK said in 1967.

Opinion
Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Robberies dropped, fights between roommates spiked: How quarantine affected crime in Colorado

Statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest that targets shifted with the closures, which in some areas also may have veiled an anticipated rise in domestic violence

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus has Coloradans driving fast and furious. Knock it off, law enforcement says.

Tickets for drivers speeding more than 40 mph over the limit remain high even as Colorado traffic has declined as much as 80%. “There are no autobahns in Colorado, but some drivers right now seem to think there are,” one state trooper says.