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Littwin: A year after George Floyd’s death, much has changed. Not all of it good.

A year ago, it all seemed obvious. A year later, unarmed black people are still being killed by cops. Voter suppression is being passed in red states. The voting rights bill named for the late John Lewis sits stalled in the U.S. Senate.

Opinion Columns

Colorado bill would convene a study of law enforcement response to police protests

The bill comes after largely peaceful demonstrations in late May and early June were met with tear gas and hundreds of arrests.

Politics and Government

Nicolais: How can we make sense out of Karen Garner’s ordeal at the hands of Loveland police?

The brutal arrest of a Loveland resident suffering from dementia sheds light on continuing misuse of force among police ranks

Opinion Columns

Loveland ex-cop accused of kneeling on Black door-to-door salesman’s neck sentenced to 4 years probation

Former police officer Scott Gudmundsen is accused of holding two door-to-door roofing company salesmen on the ground at gunpoint, saying they were terrorists and part of antifa

News

Two Denver officers suspended for excessive force during George Floyd protests

Officers Derek Streeter and Diego Archuleta were the first in the department to be disciplined for excessive force during the protests

Crime and Courts

3 Loveland officers resign after rough arrest of woman with dementia

The treatment of Karen Garner last year has led to an outpouring of concern and anger in the community, the country and around the world.

News

Silverman: Cameras follow us all, and here’s why that’s a good thing

Everybody is filming everybody else, and GPS is tracking our movements. That's not all bad. Phone video helped convict Derek Chauvin in George Floyd's murder

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: Justice was too late for George Floyd, but we can seek broader justice

The deaths of Floyd and Elijah McClain underscore the need for difficult and lasting change in law enforcement

Opinion Columns

Two separate investigations are now looking into rough arrest of 73-year-old Loveland woman with dementia

A judge dismissed charges against the woman after the district attorney's office concluded that she “appears to be incapable of understanding her surroundings or her actions."

News

Littwin: The truth is that Derek Chauvin was easy to convict. As for racial justice, the jury is still out.

When it comes to police violence, it’s rare for anyone to get any degree of accountability. And while George Floyd finally did, it came at far too great a cost.

Opinion

Littwin: As the Derek Chauvin trial continues, so does police killing of unarmed Black men

That a Black man was killed after a traffic stop 10 miles from the site of the trial in the death of George Floyd should be unimaginable. Sadly, it is not. A video from Virginia shows why.

Opinion Columns

Elijah McClain’s mom says his death sparked push for change

"It's his character that people are connecting to," said Sheneen McClain about the activism sparked by the death of her son Elijah McClain.

Crime and Courts

Four Black girls, detained by Aurora police at gunpoint, file lawsuit

One of the girls' mother, who was driving the vehicle when the group was stopped by police, is also a plaintiff in the case.

Crime and Courts

Summit County sheriff hires civilian commander to oversee police reform measures

Christopher Walton's first priority is developing a body-worn and patrol-vehicle camera program for the mountain sheriff's office

Politics and Government

Denver police used excessive violence, didn’t turn on body cameras during George Floyd protests, report says

The lack of a plan fueled chaos and increased the rift between law enforcement and a traumatized community, said the report issued by Denver's Office of the Independent Monitor.

Crime and Courts

Parents of Elijah McClain sue Aurora police over his death

The 23-year-old suffered cardiac arrest, was later declared brain dead and taken off life support several days later

Crime and Courts

Jim Morrissey: See no evil…

Cartoons

Rifles, mine-resistant vehicles, robots: How Colorado police have used a federal program to stockpile military gear

More than 100 Colorado police and sheriff’s departments have received surplus military equipment under the federal 1033 program. Officials defend the acquisitions, saying they’re needed to keep officers safe.

Crime and Courts

Silverman: Police, and Cory Gardner, should reject Donald Trump

Opinion Columns

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

Politics and Government
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