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Man killed by Englewood police was gunman’s brother, not shooter, affidavit says

A 22-year-old killed by Englewood police on Sunday was the brother of an armed man who allegedly fired gunshots at officers from a bedroom in a home the pair were in, according to an arrest affidavit. According to the affidavit, obtained by Colorado Community Media, the shooter, 29-year-old Phillip L. Blankenship, was suicidal and “wanted the police to […]

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Federal appeals court in Denver weighs people’s right to film police doing their job

U.S. government lawyers on Wednesday asked the appeals court overseeing four western and two midwestern states to recognize that the First Amendment guarantee of free speech gives people the right to film police as they do their work in public — a decision that would allow officers to be sued if they interfere with bystanders […]