Aurora

Why The Denver Post asked Aurora police to stop using our photograph of an ICE protester
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I would like to explain why The Denver Post asked the Aurora Police Department to remove one of our photographs from its social media posts seeking help identifying suspects from a Friday night protest at the Aurora ICE detention facility. In the course of photographing the protest, we captured an image of a person with […]

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Aurora police arrest teen for investigation of manslaughter after Sunday night shooting
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Aurora police have arrested a 19-year-old man for investigation of manslaughter and attempting to influence a public servant in connection with a Sunday night shooting. Darius Banks allegedly shot a man at 7:09 p.m., Sunday near East 13th Avenue and Newark Street, said an Aurora police news release. Related Articles Police seek 1998 Chevrolet Impala […]

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Aurora man accused of killing wife says he may have blacked out, hurt her after argument, affidavit says
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Aurora Police Department Keith Zotto An Aurora man accused of killing his wife in late June said he may have blacked out during an argument and it was possible he had hurt his wife, whose body was found in the garage days later, according to an affidavit. The investigation began around noon on July 2 […]

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Man shot and seriously injured in Aurora
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Aurora police are investigating a shooting that happened early Friday morning in which the victim was hospitalized. Police have not released any information about a possible suspect. Police, detectives and crime scene investigators have responded to the location of the shooting, said a 1:37 a.m. Aurora police tweet. “There is no danger to the community,” […]

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Family of man killed during fight with Aurora police considering lawsuit; body camera footage shows extensive fight for the first time
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A day after the Aurora Police Department released a gut-wrenching video of a fatal fight between a Navy veteran and officers, the man’s family is considering suing the agency over his death at the hands of officers. Family photo via attorney Mari Newman David Baker “We’re investigating,” said Mari Newman, an attorney with the well-known […]

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Aurora police release body camera footage of brawl that led to Navy veteran’s death
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Brutal police body camera footage of the death of an unarmed 32-year-old Navy veteran who fought with three Aurora officers for seven minutes, and who was shocked with a Taser multiple times, was released Monday night. David Baker, 32, died Dec. 17 when police restrained him face down, sitting on him as they handcuffed him. […]

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Aurora officer who fatally shot machete-wielding man cleared of criminal charges
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An Aurora officer who shot and killed a machete-wielding man has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing. On March 4, officer Justin Henderson shot 22-year-old Shamikle Jackson three times inside an apartment at 2210 Dallas St., according to a summary of the shooting addressed to Chief Nick Metz on Tuesday and signed by Adams County District […]

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ICE inspector general finds violations at Aurora facility
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Unannounced inspections at Aurora’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in November found violations of agency policy that ranged from unnecessary handcuffing to food-borne illness risks, according to a Homeland Security inspector general’s report released Thursday. The Aurora facility, which has faced enhanced local and congressional oversight this year amid reports of outbreaks and quarantines, was […]

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A Navy veteran suffocated after a brawl with Aurora police in a case that has escaped public scrutiny
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An Aurora man died last year because he couldn’t breathe after police restrained him facedown, sat on him after a seven-minute fight and then waited three minutes before starting chest compressions when they realized he was unconscious. Aurora police won’t release body camera footage related to the death despite pledges of transparency when 32-year-old David […]

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Police investigating possible homicide in North Aurora after man’s body found in car
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Aurora police are investigating a man’s death “as a homicide” after finding a body in a car near the intersection of East 16th Avenue and Alton Street on Tuesday night. Aurora police spokesman Anthony Camacho said the victim appears to be a man in his 30s but said no further details could be released as […]

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Teenager shot dead in Aurora; shooter remains at large
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A teenager was fatally shot in Aurora on Monday evening and police warned area residents to “shelter in their homes” for about two hours immediately after the shooting. The shooting happened at about 5:50 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Memphis Street, said Officer Matthew Longshore, a police spokesman. When officers and an ambulance […]

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Suspected driver in fatal hit-and-run arrested by Aurora police
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The suspected driver of a car that hit and killed an elderly pedestrian then fled the scene has been arrested by Aurora police. Aurora Police Department via Twitter Sandra Navarro Sandra Navarro, 34, was taken into custody on Friday, according to an Aurora Police Department news release. She is being charged with two felonies — […]

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Sentencing postponed in NYC for terrorist arrested in Aurora in 2009 for conspiracy to set off bombs across U.S.
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A former Denver International Airport shuttle driver arrested in Aurora in 2009 for his role in Al Qaeda terror plots to blow up baseball or football stadiums was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Tuesday afternoon in federal court in New York, but the hearing was postponed. Najibullah “Salahuddin” Zazi, 34, faces up to […]

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Man found dead in vehicle in Aurora died of single gunshot wound to chest; suspect arrested
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A body found in a parked vehicle in Aurora over the weekend has been identified and a suspect has been arrested in the man’s death. Guillermo Medrano-Sandoval, 26, died of a gunshot wound and the manner of his death is a homicide, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. Denver Police Department Brice […]

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