Here’s how policing may change under Colorado’s police reform bill

A demonstrator wears a face mask and latex gloves while waving a placard along Lincoln Avenue during a protest Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Denver over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. (David Zalubowski/AP)
A demonstrator wears a face mask and latex gloves while waving a placard along Lincoln Avenue during a protest Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Denver over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Update: SB20-217 “Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity” passed the legislature Friday afternoon and is now awaits Gov. Jared Polis’ signature.


An expansive proposed law that will require police officers across the state to wear body cameras and overhaul how officers can use force against people cleared is on its way to becoming law.

Colorado is among the first states in the country to tackle wholesale, statewide police accountability reform in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers.

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Allison Sherry is reporter for CPR News covering immigration and criminal justice. Allison joined Colorado Public Radio after reporting in Washington D.C. for the Denver Post and Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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