The surest bet is legislation that will expand Colorado’s red flag law, which, unaccountably, was not used in the case of the Club Q shooter.
El Paso County law enforcement bears responsibility for enormous errors with the Club Q gunman
Whatever the El Paso County DA and sheriff say, the measure was passed to address cases just like the Club Q suspect’s earlier arrest
What the law’s opponents don’t seem to get is that the red flag law was designed to keep guns away from those with mental health issues.
More than a dozen candidates campaigning to be top law enforcement officials in counties across Colorado are running on a unique platform: Not enforcing the law. These candidates fit the profile of a loose movement sometimes referred to as “constitutional sheriffs” whose members promise to act as a bulwark against government overreach and laws passed […]
By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Denver police used a relatively new state law to get a court order in November to seize the firearms of a man who allegedly threatened to kill Colorado’s attorney general and other officials last year, according to court records. Bryce Shelby, 28, was under investigation by the FBI when […]
A judge on Thursday denied a petition to seize the guns of a police officer involved in the 2017 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old which was sought by the teen’s mother under Colorado’s new red flag law. In her Jan. 9 petition for an extreme risk protection order, Susan Holmes said there was a credible […]
In January, Colorado’s Extreme Risk Protection Order or “red flag” law takes effect, as readers of The Colorado Sun know from Jesse Paul’s recent story: “Colorado’s guidance to police on the red flag law doesn’t include what to do if someone won’t give up their guns.” Pursuant to the new law, a family member or […]
CASTLE ROCK — Sheriff Tony Spurlock is digging into a plate of enchiladas, trying to make sense of the wave of tragedies that rolled through his office in the past three years, when a worker at a Mexican restaurant recognizes him. “I don’t see you that much,” the man says, “except bad news on the […]
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis celebrated his first six months in office Monday. His critics marked the day with an effort to recall him from office. The Dismiss Polis group received approval to circulate a petition and collect signatures from registered voters to force a special recall election. To do so, the governor’s critics must collect […]