Homebrew: Denver cops want $6.1 million body-camera contract with Taser

Homebrew: Denver cops want $6.1 million body-camera contract with Taser

Candid camera

The Denver Police Department asked City Council to spend $6.1 million over five years for 800 body cameras from Taser International. The technology is billed as a way to tamp down incidents of excessive force, but not everybody’s sure it’s that simple. Via The Denver Post.

Pot politics

Legalization is no longer a dirty words in politics. Associated Press reporter Kristen Wyatt reviews each presidential hopeful’s stance on the issue and what to expect from the pot lobby in 2016. Via The Cannabist. 

Neighborly gesture

Colorado Springs mayor John Suthers met with Pueblo City Council to rebuild eroded trust between the cities and to promise to help fix the delapidated Arkansas Valley stormwater drainage system. Via The Pueblo Chieftain

Within range

Two firearms facilities are slated to open within five miles of each other in northern Colorado later this year. Liberty Firearms Institute and the police departments in Fort Collins and Loveland were looking for ways to share turf, The Coloradoan reports, but the contract was too pricy for police.

Smoke in the east

Smoke from wildfires in Canada has drifted all the way to Colorado. The state health department warned old folks, young kids and anyone with respiratory issues in eastern Colorado not to over exert. Via The Gazette


MountainKing Potatoes in Monte Vista didn’t admit guilt, but did pay $450,000 to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit. The company also laid off the male supervisor in question and sent a “letter of regret” to the female employees who say he harassed them. Via The Pueblo Chieftain. 


Photo by West Midlands Police, Creative Commons, via Flickr

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Nat Stein

Nat Stein is a Denver-based reporter. Check out her other work at Cipher magazine, KRCC public radio, Jacobin magazine and In These Times.

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