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Morrison police chief resigns after just 3 months, cites limited resources and officer vacancies

Misty Siderfin's last day is Oct. 21

Crime and Courts

Colorado Springs police officer kills shoplifting suspect who allegedly fired gun

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting

News

Aurora police consistently break the law through racially biased policing and excessive force, attorney general finds

Attorney General Phil Weiser launched a patterns and practices investigation into the Aurora Police Department amid protests surrounding the 2019 death of Elijah McClain

Crime and Courts

Westminster police union alleges “troubling state” at department as rift lingers after chief’s suspension

One member of police brass responds “hell no” to officers’ push for collective bargaining amid claims of departmental dysfunction, emails show

Crime and Courts

Idaho Springs police officer arrested, accused of assault after on-duty encounter

Nicholas Hanning, who has been on administrative leave from the Idaho Springs Police Department, turned himself in on Wednesday

Crime and Courts

Colorado governor signs wave of criminal justice bills into law, including ketamine measure spurred by Elijah McClain’s death

The legislation Gov. Jared Polis signed on Tuesday includes measures aimed at reducing burdensome court fees and the fallout that families in poverty can face when they don’t pay them

Crime and Courts

Colorado Supreme Court expands access to internal police probes

The court's 5-2 ruling on Monday removes a significant barrier for information seekers under a 2019 law that made completed internal affairs investigations into alleged police misconduct public records

Crime and Courts

3 women accuse ex-Westminster police officer of sexual misconduct

Wayne Darrell Nelson, 68, was charged with seven counts stemming from incidents between April 2018 and December 2020

Crime and Courts

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan dies

Sullivan served as sheriff between 1984 and 2002 and was considered a local legend until he was arrested in 2011 and charged with trading methamphetamine for sex after he was caught in an undercover operation

Crime and Courts

Colorado State Patrol trooper fired after arrest in felony menacing case

Wesley Dakan, 44, was put on paid leave after the Colorado State Patrol was notified about the allegations by Denver police in the April 25 incident and fired on Tuesday after an internal affairs investigation

Crime and Courts

Denver police officer shot in the leg, critically hurt

The shooter got away, and police were not immediately sure whether the suspect was in custody though they made contact with multiple “individuals of interest"

Crime and Courts

Colorado, U.S. Department of Justice end Trump-era legal battle over immigration and policing

Colorado is one of several states that will have its funding reinstated after the Biden administration repealed a policy that requires states cooperate with federal immigration enforcement in order to receive funds

Crime and Courts

Colorado law enforcement may be required to undergo more training after arrest of woman with dementia goes viral

House Bill 1122 aims to boost training for police and sheriff’s deputies on how to interact with people with disabilities. It was broadened after the arrest of Karen Garner in Loveland.

Crime and Courts

Kiowa County deputy accused of killing unarmed man had history of using deadly force

Kiowa County sheriff ignored questionable incidents, records show.

Crime and Courts

Black, Hispanic people disadvantaged in Denver courts, study of felony cases shows

No racial disparities were found in plea agreements. But more Black people faced charges that Denver prosecutors later found there was not enough evidence to support.

Crime and Courts

Ex-Colorado sheriff’s sergeant charged in fatal shooting near Cortez

Montezuma County Sgt. Edward Francis Oxley was charged in September with two counts of illegally discharging a firearm

News

On-duty Commerce City police officer, civilian killed in three-vehicle crash

Commerce City police Officer Curt Holland and Francesca Dominguez died in the crash

News

RTD board soundly rejects resolution to replace security with social workers

The resolution lost in a 14-1 vote in the Regional Transportation District's publicly elected board of directors.

Transportation

Colorado Springs sergeant disciplined for comments on protest video

Police Chief Vince Niski wrote in a letter to the community Monday that Sgt. Keith Wrede was suspended for 40 hours

Crime and Courts

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

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