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New federal charges against Planned Parenthood gunman don’t necessarily equate to a faster outcome

New federal charges against the man accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs four years ago — brought as state charges are stalled by questions about his mental competency — may not lead to a faster outcome in the case. That’s because if his competency is also questioned in the federal case, […]

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These employees survived the Planned Parenthood shooting. They say the organization could have done more to help them.

Cristina Jiminez, assistant manager of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, felt the “warm whisper” of a bullet passing by her head as she hid on the floor of a bathroom during a gunman’s five-hour rampage in 2015.  Lindsey Raymond, a health center assistant, holed up in a room with a patient she’d never […]

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Polis rules out ordering attorney general’s investigation into fatal police shooting of De’Von Bailey

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has ruled out ordering an independent investigation into the fatal shooting of 19-year-old De’Von Bailey by Colorado Springs police.  The decision comes a week after a grand jury declined to charge the officers involved in the August shooting.  Polis had earlier called for an independent review of the encounter and met […]

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Grand jury clears Colorado Springs police officers who fatally shot De’Von Bailey

COLORADO SPRINGS — A grand jury has found that two Colorado police officers were justified when they shot and killed a black teenager during a foot chase. KRDO-TV reports El Paso County District Attorney Dan May announced the decision Wednesday in the Aug. 3 death of 19-year-old De’Von Bailey in Colorado Springs. Bailey was shot three times […]

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Gov. Polis and state lawmakers eye changes to how police-involved deaths are investigated in Colorado

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and a leading statehouse Democrat are working together to identify potential changes to the way law enforcement-involved deaths are investigated. But their tentative plans are already drawing skepticism from the top prosecutor in the state’s largest judicial district and county sheriffs. “We need to make sure that when law enforcement kills […]

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Gov. Polis meets with family of Colorado Springs teen De’Von Bailey, who was fatally shot by police in August

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday met privately with the family of a 19-year-old Colorado Springs man fatally shot by police in August and the family’s attorneys.  In the weeks after the shooting, Polis called for an independent investigation to be voluntarily conducted into the killing of De’Von Bailey, who was shot by officers responding […]

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Uber driver’s lawyer says he fatally shot Denver passenger in self-defense

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press An Uber driver charged with first-degree murder in the death of a passenger shot the man in self-defense after he touched, punched and pulled his hair as he was speeding down an interstate, his lawyer told jurors Tuesday. In opening arguments in Michael Hancock’s trial, Johnna Stuart said Hancock […]

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Life in Americas’ public-shooting-era: “You can’t just not go”

By Ted Anthony, The Associated Press Ohio: A bar district where friends gathered for drinks on a warm Saturday night. Texas: A Walmart stocked with supplies for back-to-school shopping on an August morning. California: A family-focused festival that celebrates garlic, the local cash crop. Two consecutive summer weekends. Less than seven days. More than 30 fellow human beings gone in moments, […]