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STEM School shooting suspect Alec McKinney pleads guilty to murder, other charges
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A 16-year-old who shot multiple students inside STEM School Highlands Ranch, killing one classmate, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder and 16 other charges, though he may spend less than 30 years in prison. Alec McKinney faces a minimum sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after 40 years and a maximum penalty […]

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Aurora officer found drunk, passed-out in patrol car will not face criminal charges
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An on-duty, armed, uniformed Aurora police officer who passed out drunk while driving an unmarked patrol car in March will not face criminal charges, according to KCNC-TV. Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler has scheduled a 9 a.m. news conference Thursday to talk about the March 29 incident involving Officer Nathan F. Meier. On Wednesday […]

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More Charges Filed Against Sexual Assault Suspect Aidan Atkinson
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BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Aidan Atkinson, the former starting quarterback at Fairview High School, is facing additional charges in connection with previous allegations of sexual assault. The teenager appeared in court in November 2019 on those charges. Aidan Atkinson (credit: CBS) Atkinson is facing multiple felony charges after a months-long investigation. Investigators would not confirm […]

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Protesters arrested at Gov. Polis’ State of the State speech will not face criminal charges
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More than 30 climate protesters will not face criminal charges for interrupting Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ State of the State address at the Capitol earlier this month. Related Articles Thousands gather for Women’s March rallies across the U.S. Guest Commentary: Drop charges protesters who fought peacefully for change Guest Commentary: Women will march again to […]

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Charges filed against man accused of shooting Fort Lupton officer in the face
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A 19-year-old accused of shooting a Fort Lupton police officer in the face faces six charges, including attempted first-degree murder, according to a 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office news release. Matthew Cotter is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree assault on a peace officer […]

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No criminal charges against Aurora officers in death of Elijah McClain
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Adams County District Attorney Dave Young found no criminal actions by Aurora police during his investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old man who died at a hospital after a violent struggle with officers. Courtesy McClain family Elijah McClain Police at a news conference Friday night showed officers’ body camera footage from the […]

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Denver police officer not guilty of assault charges for beating teen with metal baton
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A Denver police sergeant charged with assaulting a teenager was found not guilty Wednesday by a Denver jury. Denver Police Department, supplied Joseph Rodarte Sgt. Joseph Rodarte faced two charges of second-degree assault for using a metal baton to beat an unarmed teen who attempted to run from police. The teen suffered a broken leg, […]

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Man faces felony charges in connection with August hit-and-run near Coors Field
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The man police say was behind the wheel of a car that tore off down a busy downtown Denver street late last month, hitting two pedestrians, has been arrested and charged with felony counts of first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident. Denver District Attorney's Office Manuel Saucedo The Denver District Attorney’s Office […]

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4 wanted on charges after 33 cockfighting roosters seized during Summit County traffic stop
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SUMMIT COUNTY — Authorities in Summit County have issued warrants for the arrest of four men wanted on animal fighting charges after 33 cockfighting roosters were seized during a May traffic stop on Interstate 70, the Fifth Judicial District announced in a news release Sunday. The four suspects — Cody Smith, 28; Kenneth Dotson 29; […]

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Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex-trafficking charges
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Palm Beach Sheriff's Office via AP This July 27, 2006, file photo, provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office shows Jeffrey Epstein. NEW YORK — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, […]

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No criminal charges for Arapahoe County deputies who shot and killed armed teen involved in love triangle
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Three Arapahoe County deputies who shot and killed an armed 18-year-old man in Centennial will not face any criminal charges related to the November incident. Deputies Robert Knudson, Christopher Donovan and Robert Bratsch were “legally justified in their use of force to defend themselves and other officers from the threat posed by” Allen Llewelyn Fanning, […]

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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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Charges filed against driver who allegedly struck, killed state trooper during bomb cyclone
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The 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed charges against a Centennial man accused of crashing into and killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper during last month’s bomb cyclone storm. John Carpenter, 58, has been charged with failure to exercise due care when approaching a stationary vehicle — death and careless driving causing death. […]

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No charges for RTD operator who caused derailment in Aurora that injured 9
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The driver of an RTD train will not face charges for a January derailment that injured nine passengers, including a woman who was ejected from the train and whose leg was severed. Aurora police investigated the operator, Jeremiah Hartzell, and recommended he face nine assault charges. However, prosecutors in the 18th Judicial District declined to […]

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