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As Colorado gun sales soar during coronavirus pandemic, at least one firearm sold to ineligible person
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Colorado investigators say a firearm prematurely sold to someone before a federal background check was completed has been retrieved, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The sale happened because federal rules allow a licensed firearms dealer to complete a sale if the background check is not completed within the three business days required by […]

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Colorado defense attorneys petition state to release some inmates as coronavirus spreads in jails
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Vomiting inmates are preparing food for hundreds. Jail phones are not being sanitized after each call. Coughing inmates are not being separated from others. Deputies are wearing gloves, but are using the same ones all day as they interact with dozens of other people. Those are the conditions that Colorado’s defense attorneys say their clients […]

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Federal prosecutors find no civil rights violations in Colorado Springs police shooting of De’Von Bailey
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Federal prosecutors found that Colorado Springs police officers did not criminally violate De’Von Bailey‘s civil rights when they fatally shot the 19-year-old in the back, the office of the U.S. Attorney for Colorado announced Friday. The FBI investigated the shooting and sent its findings to the prosecutors’ office, which found the officers did not willfully […]

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Gannon Stauch case: Memorial services to be held in Colorado and South Carolina
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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via AP Gannon Stauch The parents of Gannon Stauch will hold memorial services in Colorado and South Carolina once COVID-19 restrictions allow for travel. Gannon Stauch’s family have not finalized any dates because of the many complicating factors linked to COVID-19,  Cynthia Coffman, the former Colorado attorney general […]

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Colorado state corrections adjusting staffing, inmate populations, to battle conronavirus
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The number of staffers in state prisons are being temporarily reduced and parolees who have been arrested for low-level infractions are being released as the Colorado Department of Corrections battles the coronavirus. The CDOC announced on Monday that it has tested nine inmates for coronavirus, and six of the tests were negative and the other […]

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Missing Colorado man found dead, another rescued alive from Dinosaur National Monument
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A missing Colorado man was found dead and a second man rescued alive inside a remote area of Dinosaur National Monument in Utah on Saturday. The pair of snowmobilers were “inexperienced riders” who previously had been rescued from the same area by the Unitah County Search and Rescue team on Feb. 29, according to the […]

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U.S. attorney for Colorado to lead federal coronavirus fraud investigations
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The U.S. attorney for Colorado is leading the charge against a growing threat of coronavirus-related fraud. At the direction of U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Jason Dunn will prioritize the investigation and prosecution of any fraud related to the COVID-19 crisis, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release. Dunn also appointed Executive U.S. […]

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Off-duty Colorado Springs police officer shoots, kills man
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An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer shot and killed a man in the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant early Thursday morning. The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. at a Carl’s Jr., near Powers Boulevard and Galley Road, according to a Colorado Springs police spokesman. The off-duty officer had just finished a shift and was […]

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Suspect on the run after hours-long crime spree in Colorado Springs, police say
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Two shootings, a carjacking, a stolen vehicle and a man shooting at cars in Colorado Springs on Saturday are all believed to be connected and Colorado Springs police have identified one suspect in the incidents, according to a police statement. The hours-long string of violence began around 10 a.m. when a male victim was shot […]

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Eight arrested at Trump rally in Colorado Springs
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Eight people were arrested at the Trump rally in Colorado Springs on Thursday, police said. Those arrested, on suspicion of failure to desist or disperse, were taken to the El Paso County jail, where they were cited and released, according to police. The suspects “obstructed traffic,” according to police, at Venetucci Boulevard and Cheyenne Meadows […]

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Colorado neurosurgeon pays $2.35 million to resolve claims of kickbacks
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A Colorado neurogsurgeon and two companies he owned have paid the United States $2.35 million to resolve civil allegations involving claims of illegal kickbacks, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Dr. William Choi received money from distributors of spinal implant devices that he used in surgeries he performed, according to a news release. “The federal […]

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A hit-and-run, chase and shooting lead to two indictments from Colorado grand jury
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An 18th Judicial District grand jury indicted a federal prison employee for shooting at a suspected hit-and-run driver in the middle of stopped traffic on C-470 in 2019. Marc Simmons, who works for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, faces one count of illegal discharge of a firearm and one count of reckless endangerment, according to […]

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Pair pleads guilty to transporting roosters through Colorado for cockfighting
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BRECKENRIDGE — Two men pleaded guilty to animal cruelty resulting from their arrest for illegally transporting roosters through Colorado. Cody Smith of Kentucky and Austin Clanton of Tennessee were caught driving the birds across state lines in May, Summit Daily News reported Monday. Authorities believed the 33 roosters found in an SUV on Interstate 70 […]

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Colorado jail supervisor resigned amid harassment claims
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COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado jail supervisor resigned from a sheriff’s office amid allegations he made unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate comments to female inmates, investigative records said. Walter Steven Woods resigned from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 30, The Colorado Springs Gazette reports. Woods’ resignation came two weeks after the alleged […]

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