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Littwin: As Donald Trump heads for Kenosha, against all warnings, he takes a suitcase full of conspiracy theories with him

Trump compared cops who make bad decisions to golfers who choke on a three-foot putt. And then there was the strange tale of a mystery airplane.

Drew Litton: “This country does not love us back”

Littwin: Day 3 of the Republican National Convention — NBA boycott resounds everywhere but here

In the night’s one live speech, Mike Pence didn’t mention the shooting of Jacob Blake or the vigilante charged with killing 2 in Kenosha, but did say Americans wouldn’t be safe under Joe Biden.

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

Thousands gather in Aurora to protest Elijah McClain’s death

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation.

What’d I Miss?: Police academy

Colorado legislature sends far-reaching police accountability bill to Gov. Jared Polis

Senate Bill 217 picked up significant Republican support as it passed the Senate and House. The Colorado District Attorneys’ Council also announced it’s on board. The governor says he will sign it.

What’d I Miss?: Video blackout

Carotid holds would now be banned under Colorado’s police accountability bill, which is nearing passage

Thirteen amendments were passed on Wednesday night, including a requirement that prosecutors notify the public when they forward an investigation into a police-involved death to a grand jury

“It was completely unprovoked”: Protester shot in the face with pepper ball by Denver police demands accountability

The Denver Police Department says they are aware of the incident, captured in a viral video, and are investigating. Darrell Hampton, 27, says he has no idea why he was shot.

Colorado’s Jason Crow launches effort to boost police accountability, federal misconduct investigations

The Aurora Democrat says he began working on the measure last year after the death of Elijah McClain, an unarmed 23-year-old who died during a confrontation with Aurora police in August 2019

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

Police Chief Paul Pazen called the demonstrations “a tipping point.” Mayor Michael Hancock joined protesters on Wednesday.

George Floyd has revived a Colorado effort to change how police-involved deaths are investigated

Stalled legislation born out of the fatal Colorado Springs police shooting of 19-year-old De’von Bailey last year may now get a second look in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests in Denver.

Colorado has had 201 police-related deaths since 2014. Lawmakers want a better way to investigate them.

The statewide Independent Monitor Program would investigate law enforcement-involved deaths. But it’s unclear if the yet-to-be introduced bill will advance once the “coronavirus pause” is over.

Wilson: Yes, black people care when our people kill

Grand jury clears Colorado Springs police officers who fatally shot De’Von Bailey

De'Von Bailey was shot three times in the back and once in the arm while running from police

Gov. Polis and state lawmakers eye changes to how police-involved deaths are investigated in Colorado

County sheriffs and the top prosecutor in the state’s largest judicial district want the brakes pumped on the proposals and say the current system is working as it should

Gov. Polis meets with family of Colorado Springs teen De’Von Bailey, who was fatally shot by police in August

Jared Polis has called for a voluntary, independent investigation to be conducted into the shooting, but not exercised his power to force one