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Tony Spurlock

Tony Spurlock
Tony Spurlock

Seven accused in $5.2 million Denver-area money laundering scheme

Spurlock said the estimated value of the stolen goods is around $5.2 million. He said about $1.7 million in stolen goods was recovered.

Crime and Courts

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter sentenced to life in prison after emotional, day-long hearing

Alec McKinney, who will be eligible for parole after 40 years, spoke publicly for the first time since the attack, apologizing individually to his victims. “I don't deserve leniency nor forgiveness,” he said. “I don't want a lighter sentence.”

Crime and Courts

Law enforcement warns of unintended consequences with Colorado Democrats’ sweeping police accountability bill

Police and prosecutors say there are aspects of Senate Bill 217 that represent positive and needed steps forward, but other provisions put officers and the public at risk. Democrats say it’s a necessary measure that’s been a long time coming.

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s guidance to police on the red flag law doesn’t include what to do if someone won’t give up their guns

The lack of a roadmap on the crucial — and potentially deadly — question of what to do when someone refuses to hand over their guns underscores broader law enforcement unknowns around the complicated new law

Crime and Courts

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

County sheriffs and the top prosecutor in the state’s largest judicial district want the brakes pumped on the proposals and say the current system is working as it should

Politics and Government

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

Crime and Courts

STEM School Highlands Ranch didn’t have school resource deputy because of disagreement with sheriff’s office

The school and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office clashed at the end of last school year over the duties of its school resource deputy. Ultimately, a contract wasn’t renewed for the 2018-19 term.

Education

Kendrick Castillo didn’t hesitate when a gunman burst into his high school classroom. “He went down as a hero.”

Crime and Courts

Highlands Ranch school shooting suspects were too young to purchase handguns used in deadly attack

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said federal agents are working with his investigators to determine how the suspects procured their weapons. He said that Colorado's new red flag likely wouldn't have applied.

Crime and Courts

One student killed, eight more wounded in shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch allegedly committed by two peers

At least one person was killed and eight students were wounded in a shooting Tuesday afternoon at STEM School Highlands Ranch allegedly committed by two of their peers, authorities say.

Crime and Courts