police shootings

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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