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5 killed, including gunman, in shooting spree across Denver and Lakewood

A gunman killed four people and injured several others, including a police officer, in a shooting spree that spanned Denver and Lakewood on Monday night. The suspect also died Monday, Lakewood police said. Officers had exchanged gunfire with the suspect in at least two areas. The gunman’s motivation was not clear. His identity was not […]

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As Denver’s George Floyd protests reach 7th day, police chief holds discussion to “bring about meaningful change”

Denver police Chief Paul Pazen on Wednesday night fielded questions from the public on how to prevent law enforcement wrongdoing and about his department’s response to seven days of demonstrations in the city protesting the death last week of George Floyd at the hands of officers in Minneapolis. “We must hold ourselves accountable for our […]

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

Since George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last week, protests have erupted throughout the country and around the world in a collective outcry against police brutality and the generations of pain left in its wake. “The death of George has been a tipping point,” said Lindsay Minter, a community leader who helped organize peaceful protests at […]

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“We have seen enough”: Mayor enacts curfew, demands calm as third day of George Floyd protests rock Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Saturday enacted a curfew and demanded calm as hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Colorado Capitol for a third day of protests in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minnesota. Hancock said no one will be allowed outdoors between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting […]