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Aurora police search for suspects who hit victims with boards on High Line Canal Trail in Highland Park neighborhood
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Aurora police are investigating two incidents in which women were attacked by someone with a board while on the High Line Canal Trail in the Highland Park neighborhood. Police have increased patrols in the area and are searching for suspects as well as any witnesses to the assaults. The latest assault happened at about 6 […]

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Greeley police arrest man who allegedly sprayed officers with bear spray, shot at officers
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A 51-year-old man who police said sprayed officers with bear spray and then shot at officers during a pursuit that started in Greeley was arrested early Saturday morning, according to the Greeley Police Department. James Nicholson was arrested on suspicion of criminal attempt of first-degree murder on a police officer, first-degree assault on a police […]

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Two Aurora police officers fired for selfies at location of Elijah McClain’s arrest appeal their termination
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Two Aurora police officers appealed their termination for snapping selfies mocking the death of Elijah McClain at the site where he was put into a carotid chokehold. Erica Marrero and Kyle Dittrich filed their appeals with the city’s Civil Service Commission on Wednesday, city spokesman Michael Bryant said. Both officers were fired July 3. The […]

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Denver Police Department officers cleared in fatal January shooting of armed car thief
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A Denver Police Department officer who fired 14 rounds at a car thief holding a handgun will not face criminal charges in the fatal January shooting. Officer Joseph Heckenkamp struck Nico Descheenie, 25, five times after he pointed a gun at himself, at another driver and her 2-year-old daughter and at the officers, according to […]

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Denver police investigate after man killed in Park Hill shooting
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The Denver Post Denver police are investigating after a man was killed in a shooting in the 2900 block of Poplar Street in Park Hill early Monday, July 6, 2020. Denver police are investigating after a man was killed in a shooting in Park Hill early Monday morning. The shooting happened in the 2900 block […]

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Read the full internal affairs report on the Aurora police department’s Elijah McClain photo incident
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Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two officers who posed for a photo reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest, and terminated a third officer who received the picture mocking the 23-year-old’s death last summer. The internal affairs report is below. Read the full story here.

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Denver police investigate overnight homicide
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Denver police are investigating after a woman was found dead in the 1500 block of North Oneida Street. Her death is being investigated as a homicide, police said in a tweet early Saturday morning. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers. #DPD Officers responded to the 1500 block of N […]

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Lakewood police ask for public’s help in finding missing 11-year-old boy
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Police in Lakewood are looking for a missing 11-year-old boy who was last seen with his mother, who is wanted for violation of a custody order. Aiden Casaus was last seen with his mother, 38-year-old Francheska Lee Flores, on Sunday when she picked him up at a friend’s house, police said in a news release. […]

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Aurora police chief defends officers’ actions during Elijah McClain protest
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Aurora’s interim police chief said it was necessary to use lines of riot police to clear out a Saturday protest from the city’s municipal grounds because some members of the crowd threw rocks and water bottles at police, or tried to fight officers. Undercover police officers mixed with the crowd of demonstrators — who were […]

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Armed carjacking suspect shot and killed by Denver and Aurora police is identified
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An armed carjacking suspect shot and killed by Denver and Aurora police on Monday has been identified. Related Articles Impatience grows for cops’ arrests in Breonna Taylor’s death Denver DA holds forum on fatal police shooting of William DeBose Pueblo police fatally shoot man they say pointed gun at officer, may have fired Aurora officer […]

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Former Englewood police officer gets 30 days in jail for misdemeanor sexual assault conviction
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Former Englewood police officer Anna McCain A former Englewood police officer was sentenced to 30 days in jail for sexually assaulting a woman last year. Anna McCain, 24, pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge of sexual contact without consent. A Douglas County District Court judge on June 9 sentenced her to the jail […]

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Amid pandemic-induced budget cuts, Colorado law enforcement begin to implement sweeping police reform
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Protesters demanded changes to policing. State lawmakers ordered it. Now Colorado law enforcement must implement the sweeping changes amid a global pandemic that has crippled budgets while also quelling fears amid rank-and-file officers about their new liability. And there are deadlines for getting it done. Colorado law enforcement spent the last week figuring out new […]

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Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in Westminster, police say
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A suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Westminster on Thursday evening, police said. Related Articles Editorial: DeBose’s death appears to have been an act of self-defense Denver DA’s decision on William DeBose police shooting sparks another wave of protests VIDEO: Police body-camera footage shows shooting of William DeBose No charges for Denver police […]

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Calls to defund the Denver Police Department continue during contentious council meeting
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City council members grilled Denver’s top public safety officials Wednesday during a contentious meeting where the police chief and department brass were repeatedly told they had lost the public’s trust because of their actions during the city’s George Floyd protests. Denver’s police chief and public safety director appeared Wednesday before the city council’s Safety, Housing, […]

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