In “What’d I Miss?” Myra observes Denver paid a lot in settlements over claims of police abuse during the George Floyd protests.
“What’d I Miss?”: Tyre Nichols’ beating death sparks new depths of despair
In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie and his parents feel the sadness and outrage over the beating of a young man by Memphis police that has reverberated across the country. But will anything change?
“What’d I Miss?”: Ossie realizes the power of a smartphone — and an ally
In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie recounts how an incident in Arizona last week reinforced the value of video when a Wall Street Journal reporter was detained and cuffed by police.
“What’d I Miss?”: An errant Denver warrant raises questions about police process
In “What’d I Miss?” Ossie’s parents discuss a SWAT raid based on an iPhone app that traumatized a 77-year-old woman — and prompted them to question the police budget.
Nicolais: Colorado suspect left to be hit by train underscores police indifference to people in custody
Video of a police vehicle with a handcuffed suspect inside getting hit by a train highlights on ongoing problem for law enforcement
Opinion: A city doing all it can to reduce crime needs help from state government
The crime wave crashing across Colorado is a serious challenge facing communities in nearly every corner of our state. In Aurora, we put forward the Aurora Action Plan, a comprehensive set of strategies aimed at addressing the rise in crime. Our plan calls for fully staffing and fully funding our police department, a homeless camping […]
Littwin: In firing police Chief Vanessa Wilson, Aurora officials seem to have forgotten why she was hired
The rally at the Capitol steps Monday was different from all the other rallies held in support of Elijah McClain, the young man who died at the hands of Aurora police and paramedics in August 2019 for the crime of Walking Strangely While Black. This rally was for Vanessa Wilson, the recently fired Aurora police […]
Colorado Springs reaches $3 million settlement in fatal police shooting of De’Von Bailey
COLORADO SPRINGS — The city of Colorado Springs has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in a civil lawsuit brought by the family of a 19-year-old Black man who died after being shot in the back by police officers in 2019. De’Von Bailey’s death spurred protests against the use of excessive force by police and […]
Ex-Colorado cop sentenced for using stun gun on elderly man
GEORGETOWN — A former Colorado police officer who shot a 75-year-old man with a stun gun without warning, requiring the man to be taken to the hospital, was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation. Nicholas Hanning, who was an Idaho Springs police officer, pleaded guilty in December to misdemeanor third-degree assault and permanently relinquished […]
Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children
By Helen Wieffering, Colleen Long and Camille Fassett, The Associated Press CHICAGO — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. […]