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No criminal charges for Jeep driver who sped through crowd of Aurora protesters
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The driver of a Jeep who accelerated through a crowd marching on Interstate 225 in July to protest the death of Elijah McClain will not face criminal charges unless additional evidence is discovered, prosecutors announced Wednesday. “As of today, with as much effort and resources we put in this, there aren’t going to be any […]

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Protesters, demonstration leaders arrested in connection to rallies in Aurora
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Leaders of protests against the death of Elijah McClain face years in prison after two prosecutors filed a bevy of charges against them Thursday for a wide variety of alleged crimes — from stealing counterprotesters’ signs to inciting a riot and kidnapping. All of the protesters — Lillian House, Joel Northam, Terrance Roberts, Whitney Lucero, […]

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Motorcycle driver killed after rear-ending car in Aurora, police say
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A man died Monday when his motorcycle rear-ended a car that slowed down to make a right turn, Aurora police said. The preliminary investigation indicates that a Mazda sedan and motorcycle were traveling east on Alameda Avenue in the right-hand lane and approaching South Peoria Street, when the car slowed to turn right onto Peoria, […]

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Crowd marches 5 miles from Aurora to Denver to protest racism, police brutality
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Several hundred protesters marched 5 miles from Aurora to Denver on East Colfax Avenue on Sunday in a demonstration against police brutality and in support of Black lives. The march started at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Aurora and ended at a monument for the civil rights icon in Denver’s City Park. The […]

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18-year-old in custody for allegedly shooting Aurora parents of five children
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An 18-year-old wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of an Aurora couple was taken into custody Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Provided by Aurora Police Department Kyree Brown, 18 Kyree Brown was apprehended after a short pursuit that ended near East 29th Avenue and Central Park Boulevard in Denver, according […]

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Suspect At Large After Double Shooting In Aurora
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AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people are dead after a shooting in Aurora late Friday. It’s being investigated as a double homicide. Police say one woman and one man were shot just before midnight and later died at a hospital. It happened on 11763 East Cornell Circle off of Cornell Avenue, near South Peoria Street […]

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Aurora police investigating double homicide Friday night
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Two people were shot and killed in southwest Aurora on Friday night, and police say they do not know what led to the shooting. Around 11:51 p.m., police responded to a reported shooting at 11763 E. Cornell Circle, authorities said in a blog post. When they arrived, they found a man and woman suffering from […]

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Denver DA charges man in connection with shooting of two Aurora police officers
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The Denver District attorney filed criminal charges against a 22-year-old man who is accused of shooting two Aurora police officers in July in Green Valley Ranch. The Aurora officers were working July 27 as part of the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force SWAT unit when they were injured. They survived their injuries but were […]

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Aurora police investigating fatal hit and run on Parker Road
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Aurora police are searching for the driver of a pickup truck on Tuesday night who struck a pedestrian and fled the scene. The pedestrian, a 56-year-old man, died at a hospital, according to an Aurora Police Department news release. The man was crossing Parker Road near South Peoria Street around 10:30 p.m. when he was […]

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“When does a Black face get the same equality?” Aurora, Denver police use force against Black people at higher rates than other races
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Naphtali Israel filled with disgust as he watched the video of Aurora police holding four sobbing girls at gunpoint. He knows what kind of trauma the children will have to overcome. His stepdaughters were held at gunpoint by Denver police just a few months earlier after a false report that a Black man had a […]

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Aurora police chief says department culture has been “reset” but acknowledges uphill battle ahead
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Aurora’s new police chief says the internal culture of the embattled police department she now leads has been reset, but acknowledges that she and her officers face an uphill battle to regain community trust. Vanessa Wilson on Monday took the permanent chief position amid calls for immediate changes to policing as well as community demands […]

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Aurora homicides up 53% compared to last year; no easy explanation for rise in violence
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In the first seven months of 2020, more people have been killed in homicides in Aurora than in all of 2018. Twenty-three people have been killed in the city so far this year — up 53% from the 15 people killed in the same time period last year and more than the 18 people killed […]

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City’s pick for Aurora police chief to be announced Monday
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Aurora City Council will decide Monday whether to approve the hiring of the city’s next police chief, but it’s unclear which of the four finalists the city manager chose to lead the third-largest department in the state. City Council will meet with management at 3:30 p.m. Monday for a executive session not open to the […]

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Aurora police response to protest questioned by community members, city leaders
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After weeks of criticism for responding too aggressively to a protest of police brutality, Aurora police on Monday faced a new wave of criticism for not doing enough to prevent violence and property damage during another protest on Saturday. Some members of City Council and the mayor during a meeting Monday evening questioned the department’s […]

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