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Weiser: To improve policing and retain officers, Colorado must invest in better training

We must better support our police and sheriffs, starting at the academy and extending to mental health and retention

Opinion Columns

Two bystanders die after police chase stolen vehicle in Brighton

Nicholas Vilarina, 25, was arrested by police

Crime and Courts

Fatal shooting lawsuit alleges culture of excessive force in Kiowa County

The lawsuit was filed by Zach Gifford’s family as one of his shooters, former Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy Quinten Stump, is scheduled to stand trial in January on criminal charges

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


“We demand better”: Protests decry alleged Idaho Springs police brutality

While he's out of the hospital now, Michael Clark still needs 24-hour care after an encounter with Idaho Springs police

Crime and Courts

Morrison police chief resigns after just 3 months, cites limited resources and officer vacancies

Misty Siderfin's last day is Oct. 21

Crime and Courts

Footage of Colorado police officer’s chokehold released after media challenge

While holding the standing man around his neck during the June 7 arrest at a city building in Greeley, Officer Kenneth Amick accused him of trying to grab his hands


Weld County judge orders body camera video release in alleged chokehold arrest after media challenge

Greeley police Officer Ken Amick was charged with second-degree assault on June 28 after he allegedly put a suspect in a chokehold

Crime and Courts

The ACLU has become a powerful player at the Colorado Capitol. But at what cost?

The organization’s policy team resigned this month after a stretch in which they championed the passage of legislation abolishing Colorado’s death penalty, reimagining law enforcement and reforming pre-trial policies

Politics and Government

Loveland couple files lawsuit over police shooting of 14-month-old dog who ran at officer

In body camera footage released Wednesday in support of the lawsuit, two dogs run toward Officer Matthew Grashorn as he gets out of his patrol car while responding to a trespassing report in an empty parking lot in June 2019


Westminster police union alleges “troubling state” at department as rift lingers after chief’s suspension

One member of police brass responds “hell no” to officers’ push for collective bargaining amid claims of departmental dysfunction, emails show

Crime and Courts

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

SunLit Special: “The Holly” tells the story of Terrance Roberts, his Denver neighborhood and much more

Author Julian Rubinstein focuses on north Park Hill's gang culture, but also other forces that shaped the neighborhood -- from cops to gentrification to George Floyd


SunLit interview: “The Holly” author Julian Rubinstein reflects on the story and its challenges

A 2013 shooting by a Denver anti-gang activist revealed what the author saw as a narrative of national scope and importance


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

He’s 11. By his mom’s count, he’s had more than 30 interactions with armed officers at Colorado schools.

In a year in which high-profile incidents of police brutality sparked protests across the nation, schools have been grappling with how police should interact with students.


Motorist found not guilty of assault after hitting protester during 2020 Denver demonstration

A jury did find Jennifer Wilson guilty of a misdemeanor reckless driving charge

Crime and Courts

Colorado Supreme Court expands access to internal police probes

The court's 5-2 ruling on Monday removes a significant barrier for information seekers under a 2019 law that made completed internal affairs investigations into alleged police misconduct public records

Crime and Courts
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