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Good Samaritan was killed by officer responding to “unspeakable tragedy” in Olde Town Arvada Square, police say

In a video statement Arvada’s police chief calls Hurley’s actions “decisive, courageous and effective in stopping further loss of life”

Crime and Courts

Police officer on leave following shooting that killed 3 in Olde Town Arvada

A police officer, a man described as a suspect, and another man who rushed from a store to intervene all died in the shooting Monday afternoon near the public library

Crime and Courts

Three people killed — including police officer, suspect — in Olde Town Arvada shooting

The slain policeman was identified as Gordon Beesley, who was killed after police were called to check out a suspicious person in Arvada's Olde Town Square

Crime and Courts

Police fatally shot man after he struck and dragged officers with a stolen car in Englewood

The shooting will be investigated by a team of area law enforcement agencies.

Crime and Courts

Kiowa County deputy accused of killing unarmed man had history of using deadly force

Kiowa County sheriff ignored questionable incidents, records show.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: “There was another shooting last night.” What will it take not to hear those words?

The fear that families feel that their loved ones could be next is very real, and it has to stop; we have no time to waste.

Opinion Columns

On Edge: After wanting to die, an Aurora teen is now learning to live

Navee Essien is speaking out – with support from her mother and therapist – partly because she grew up fighting for the mentally ill, and partly because she thinks her story might help.

Health

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.

Opinion Columns

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

Cartoons

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.

Opinion Columns

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

Thousands gather in Aurora to protest Elijah McClain’s death

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

News

What’d I Miss?: Police academy

Cartoons

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.

Crime and Courts

What’d I Miss?: Video blackout

Cartoons

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

Politics and Government

“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.

News

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

Politics and Government

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.

Crime and Courts

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.

Politics and Government
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