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"Black Lives Matter, remember this time" street mural on Broadway between Colfax and 14th Avenues on June 13, 2020.

Tens of thousands of calls to re-examine Elijah McClain death inundate Aurora agencies

AURORA — Aurora-area law enforcement agencies are receiving a renewed flood of calls and emails asking officials to further examine the death of Elijah...
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)

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

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...
Family members of inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility hold a candlelight vigil just outside the prison walls June 6, 2020. (Photo by Sam Brasch/CPR News)

Families hold vigil for inmates inside Colorado’s largest prison, home to the state’s biggest...

The Sterling Correctional Facility sprawls across the prairies of Northeast Colorado. After a storm passed through last Saturday night, the families of a handful of...

On 11th day of George Floyd protests, Denver police announce major use-of-force policy changes...

On the 11th consecutive day of protests in Denver responding to the death of George Floyd after he was restrained by police in Minneapolis,...
Jayla Felix, 14, and Cameron Johnson, 13, mattering on the Capital steps Tuesday night. (Photo by Susan Greene)

By marching in Denver, a girl finds her way to “matter” "To be honest,...

Jayla Felix took a bus and then light rail from east Aurora to Denver Sunday to see black lives mattering in person. By that point,...
Protesters with arms raised in front of a line of police near Colfax Ave. in Denver on May 31, 2020.

Guest Post: Militarized police force sends wrong message to protesters and police alike

The protests in downtown Denver come from a place of fear, anger, and distrust. The narrative during the first four days of protests seemed...
Denver Post reporter Alex Burness shows welts left after police fired foam pellets into a crowd of protesters on May 31, 2020. Burness was struck four times. (Photo courtesy of Shelly Bradbury)

Greene: Denver Police agreed to First Amendment training. It still hasn’t happened.

A pair of Denver officers taught me a few things in the summer of 2018. #1: That a woman ought to “Act like a lady”...
Denver Police officers in riot gear aim paintball guns loaded with pepper balls toward protesters. May 29, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver protest over George Floyd’s death began calmly on Friday but escalated The official...

There was no tear gas or pepperbullets, though 11 police officers were standing by — far away from the crowd — in riot gear....
Protesters in downtown Denver demonstrate against the death of George Floyd on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Photo credit: Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)

Denver police use chemicals to deter people protesting police violence as downtown erupts in...

Emergency sirens and crackly voices from police megaphones echoed off buildings in downtown Denver Thursday evening as 1,000 or so protesters marched through the...

Colorado released 290 inmates under governor’s executive order — less than 2% of prison...

Colorado’s prison system let out 290 inmates over two months under the governor’s executive order relaxing standards for release — less than 2% of...
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