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Air Force Academy cadet dismissed over use, distribution of cocaine
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A cadet has been dismissed from the Air Force Academy in connection with cocaine use and distribution of the drug, service officials said in a news release. Cadet 2nd Class Harry T. Vaughn pleaded guilty to “making false official statements to law enforcement about his purchase and use of cocaine … and distribution of cocaine,” […]

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After courts martial dropped, Air Force Academy cadets fight expulsions
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Two years after the Air Force Academy dropped criminal proceedings over what officials call a hazing incident on the school’s swim team, three cadets are still fighting to become officers. The Gazette reports that the academy filed expulsion paperwork against Lars Knutson, Michael Hannigan and Garret Glaudini in March. However, their attorneys […]

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Air Force Academy cadet found not guilty of sexual assault
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Glenn Asakawa, The Denver Post file In this 2004 file photo, cadets file past the chapel at the United States Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs, the most recognizable landmark on the campus. AIR FORCE ACADEMY — A third-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy has been found not guilty of sexual assault. […]

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New RAVEN task force focusing on connecting guns to violent crimes in Denver metro
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The goal of a newly-expanded law enforcement task force is to more quickly get guns off the street in the Denver metro area and arrest those pulling the trigger. RAVEN, the Regional Anti-Violence Network, launched in January. The federal, state and local task force shares information between 14 agencies and uses advanced technology to identify […]

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Boulder police officer who arrested black man filming now named in excessive force lawsuit
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The Boulder police officer whose arrest of a black man filming an interaction between homeless people and officers is the subject of an independent review has now been named in an excessive force lawsuit by a woman who said the officer shoved her while she was filming an arrest in 2018. Officer Waylon Lolotai Officer […]

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Former Air Force Academy cadet found guilty of raping fellow cadet
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A former Air Force Academy cadet has been found guilty of sexually assaulting another cadet. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Alvaro Pablo Velarde Alvaro Pablo Velarde, 20, of Lima, Peru, was convicted Thursday, in federal court in Denver on two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact, according to a news […]

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Four people injured in Denver assault involving “blunt force object”
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Denver police are investigating an assault that occurred Sunday afternoon in the 1600 block of West Evans Avenue. The agency said on Twitter that someone assaulted multiple people with a blunt force object. Denver police spokesman Tyrone Campbell said the altercation involving multiple people was reported shortly before 1 p.m. and is still being investigated. […]

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KMA FORCE latest additions!
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Congratulations to our instructors who completed and passed the Krav Maga Force certification! Everyone worked so hard.

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Man tries to force child into car in Arapahoe County, but boy is able to flee to safety
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Police are looking for a man who tried to abduct a child Thursday morning in Arapahoe County. The incident happened at about 8:10 a.m. in the 7300 block of East Harvard Avenue, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. The juvenile male victim was walking east when a white Toyota Corolla drove past, the driver stopped, […]

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Fort Collins officer resigns after investigation finds inappropriate use of force. Video of incident released by department.
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A Fort Collins police officer resigned during the final stages of an investigation into his conduct following an incident where he repeatedly hit a suspect with the end of his baton. The Fort Collins Police Department had referred the case for criminal investigation following the incident in late March. The Larimer County District Attorney found […]

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Boulder DA hopes to stem on-the-job sexual assault and harassment with workplace sexual misconduct task force
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Cliff Grassmick, Daily Camera Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said that in the wake of the #MeToo movement, he is hoping a dedicated task force will help to create safer work environments. The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is creating a workplace sexual misconduct task force to try and reduce on-the-job sexual assault and […]

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Colorado-based Air Force colonel faces sexual assault charges in October trial
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE — A U.S. Air Force colonel based in Colorado has been charged with sexual assault. The Gazette reported Wednesday that Jason Costello faces a military trial in October on charges of assaulting or groping women on three occasions beginning in 2012. He is also accused of hitting a woman in the […]

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Deadly Force in the Protection of Property – A Very Risky Business
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“Hell yes! I worked hard for my property. You try to take it away from me, you deserve to die, and I’m just the guy who’ll do it!” Image: Design for Print and Web The decision to use deadly force to protect personal property involves the question of whether deadly force “may” be used, but […]

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Opioids dangers force police to abandon drug field tests
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ST. LOUIS — Police who find suspected drugs during a traffic stop or an arrest usually pause to perform a simple task: They place some of the material in a vial filled with liquid. If the liquid turns a certain color, it’s supposed to confirm the presence of cocaine, heroin or other narcotics. These chemical […]

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