Criminal Justice

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hickenlooper names judge who presided over trial of Aurora theater shooter to CO Supreme...

Gov. John Hickenlooper, cementing his imprint on Colorado's Supreme Court, on Wednesday appointed Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. to the state's highest court. Samour,...

ACLU gets ‘class action’ status in ICE lawsuit against El Paso County sheriff

A lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado challenging the way the El Paso County Sheriff works with federal immigration officials and...

Greene: Former jury foreman in capital case made to reckon with his ‘racial stereotypes...

Carl Dubler would prefer that I not write this. The software marketer from Centennial served as foreman of the 2009 jury that convicted and...