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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

News

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

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

SunLit

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.

Education

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

Arvada officer killed in Olde Town shooting was targeted in ambush, police chief says

Officer Gordon Beesley was killed in the attack, as was the shooter. A third person, a 40-year-old man from Golden, was also killed.

Crime and Courts

Colorado State Patrol trooper fired after arrest in felony menacing case

Wesley Dakan, 44, was put on paid leave after the Colorado State Patrol was notified about the allegations by Denver police in the April 25 incident and fired on Tuesday after an internal affairs investigation

Crime and Courts

Effort to limit ketamine use by Colorado paramedics, police advances toward governor’s desk

The bill comes two years after the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was injected with the drug while under arrest in Aurora in 2019.

Politics and Government

Colorado bill would convene a study of law enforcement response to police protests

The bill comes after largely peaceful demonstrations in late May and early June were met with tear gas and hundreds of arrests.

Politics and Government

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

Denver police officer shot in the leg, critically hurt

The shooter got away, and police were not immediately sure whether the suspect was in custody though they made contact with multiple “individuals of interest"

Crime and Courts

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

Former police officer Scott Gudmundsen is accused of holding two door-to-door roofing company salesmen on the ground at gunpoint, saying they were terrorists and part of antifa

News

Two Denver officers suspended for excessive force during George Floyd protests

Officers Derek Streeter and Diego Archuleta were the first in the department to be disciplined for excessive force during the protests

Crime and Courts

Colorado law enforcement may be required to undergo more training after arrest of woman with dementia goes viral

House Bill 1122 aims to boost training for police and sheriff’s deputies on how to interact with people with disabilities. It was broadened after the arrest of Karen Garner in Loveland.

Crime and Courts

Carman: As police brutality reforms take effect and investigations mount, who’s laughing now?

The police brutality that has targeted and tormented the Black community in Colorado since forever is real

Opinion Columns
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