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

A former police officer accused of holding two door-to-door roofing company salesmen on the ground at gunpoint and kneeling on the neck of one of them who is Black, saying they were terrorists and part of antifa, was sentenced to four years of probation on Tuesday. Scott Gudmundsen, 66, of Loveland pleaded guilty to a […]

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Two Denver officers suspended for excessive force during George Floyd protests

Two police officers in Denver have been suspended without pay after city officials said they used excessive force during racial justice protests last year sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Officers Derek Streeter and Diego Archuleta were the first in the department to be disciplined for excessive force during the protests, […]

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3 Loveland officers resign after rough arrest of woman with dementia

Three Colorado police officers involved in the arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia who was shown being pushed to the ground and handcuffed on body camera footage have resigned, police said Friday. Loveland Police Chief Robert Ticer announced the departures of Officers Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali and Community Services Officer Tyler Blackett in […]

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

What began with three tragic words — “I can’t breathe” — ended with three more. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Last week a Minnesota jury confirmed what anyone who watched video of George Floyd’s life slipping away already knew. Former police officer Derek Chauvin murdered Floyd in callous, cold blood. The jury found Chauvin guilty on all […]

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

By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press A team of outside law enforcement agencies and city officials are launching separate investigations into the forceful arrest of a 73-year-old Colorado woman with dementia who left a store without paying for about $14 of items last year. The probes announced Monday came after Karen Garner filed a federal lawsuit […]