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Criminal Justice:

Littwin: The dangers cops face every day do not include a reporter wielding an iPhone

As you may have heard, Indy editor Susan Greene was handcuffed and detained by two Denver cops Thursday in front of the state Capitol for […]...

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July 7, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns

Denver police open internal investigation into detaining of Colorado Independent editor

The Denver Police Department says it has opened an internal investigation into an incident in which The Colorado Independent’s Editor Susan Greene was handcuffed and […]...

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July 6, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Greene: That time a Denver cop made up excuses to handcuff a reporter

Tina Griego – my colleague who’d normally edit this column – suggested that I calm down and sleep on it before writing. Find your grounding, […]...

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July 6, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Mix

Kentucky lawsuit alleges outgoing Denver Police Chief Robert White covered up botched rape investigation

Outgoing Denver Police Chief Robert White is being named in a civil rights lawsuit in Louisville, Ky., alleging that under his leadership there a decade […]...

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July 3, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Colorado Supreme Court denies Independent petition for rehearing in death-row case

The state Supreme Court today denied The Colorado Independent‘s petition for a rehearing of its request to unseal records related to prosecutorial misconduct in the […]...

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July 2, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Mayor taps Westside commander Paul Pazen as Denver’s next police chief

Paul Pazen, a Denver native and career-long officer nicknamed “Smiley” because of his cheery attitude, will be the city’s next chief of police. Mayor Michael […]...

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June 28, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

New data collection program will test bias in Denver policing

In an effort to better understand and address complaints of biased policing in Denver, officers in the northeast part of the city will begin recording […]...

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June 13, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In

Colorado Supreme Court rules prosecutorial misconduct docs can remain secret in death row case

The Colorado Supreme Court today denied a petition from The Colorado Independent to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in the capital case against Sir Mario Owens, […]...

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June 11, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Salazar, Weiser debate policy in quest for Democratic attorney general nomination

As primary ballots hit mailboxes this week, a Bernie-backed progressive lawmaker and a well-funded mainstream law professor are competing for the Democratic nomination for attorney […]...

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June 9, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeff Sessions promotes “law and order,” condemns Colorado sanctuary cities during Denver visit

It cannot be acceptable in the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday in Denver, that an undocumented person can cross the U.S.-Mexico border […]...

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June 8, 2018 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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