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Opinion: A city doing all it can to reduce crime needs help from state government

The General Assembly needs to reverse earlier decisions that reduced fentanyl penalties, expanded parole, and allowed some felons to carry guns

Opinion Columns

Littwin: In firing police Chief Vanessa Wilson, Aurora officials seem to have forgotten why she was hired

She was made chief amid public furor over Elijah McClain’s death at the hands of Aurora cops and paramedics. She was fired even as she was instituting police reform.

Opinion Columns

Colorado Springs reaches $3 million settlement in fatal police shooting of De’Von Bailey

De'Von Bailey's death spurred protests against the use of excessive force by police and helped lead to several police accountability laws in Colorado.

Crime and Courts

Ex-Colorado cop sentenced for using stun gun on elderly man

Nicholas Hanning, who was an Idaho Springs police officer, was sentenced to two years of probation

Crime and Courts

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

In Aurora, a video of police handcuffing Black girls ages 6, 12, 14 and 17 went viral

News

Opinion: Denver should implement the police task-force recommendations

They will transform local policing into comprehensive public safety

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Violent arrest in Aurora reignites anger over policing

Activists decry what they say is just the latest example of the mistreatment of people of color

Crime and Courts

A Colorado officer was convicted of excessive force. He went on to become an interim police chief.

Jon Geiger's criminal conviction was supposed to prevent him from ever again working as a police officer in Colorado. A loophole allowed him to stay on the force.

Crime and Courts

Colorado Springs officer who said “Kill Them All” at protest against racial injustice sued for excessive force

A woman alleges Keith Wrede ambushed her and a friend from behind after police ordered them and other protesters to disperse

Crime and Courts

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.

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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

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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

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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.

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