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No indictment for mishandling of Taser in Denver excessive force case

A grand jury has chosen not to issue indictments against four Denver sheriff's deputies and a sergeant in connection with the handling of the...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a small town’s silence ...

RANGELY – No one seems to know why Daniel Pierce settled in this northwestern Colorado town last year after his wife in Missouri and...

Harassed for filming: Denver man says police violated his civil rights

The incident that set Levi Frasier's high-profile lawsuit in motion took place August 14, last year. The 30-year-old saw four Denver police officers — two uniformed and...

Colorado’s criminal justice system has a mental health crisis. Will the state change its...

Officials agree that growing numbers of people with mental health disorders in Colorado’s criminal justice system is a crisis.  But, in a hearing this week...

ADX, the federal supermax prison in Colorado, is force-feeding hunger strikers The Colorado Independent...

The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility, also known as ADX, in Florence, Colo., is the highest security prison in the country, housing inmates...

“Beyond Reform”: What Michael Hancock has – and hasn’t – fixed in Denver’s troubled...

Late last August, Mayor Michael Hancock and his top safety officials held a news conference to celebrate what they called “a major milestone” in...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a rural town’s silence (Part...

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part collaboration between The Colorado Independent and The Rio Blanco Herald Times. We will post the...
East High School, by Kevin Zolkiewicz via Flickr: Creative Commons

These 30 people will help reimagine Denver’s controversial school rating system

Concerns with how Denver rates its schools emerged as one of the hottest topics during last year’s search for a superintendent. Now that a...
The Colorado Independent's editor, Susan Greene, was handcuffed and detained by Denver police officers on Colfax Avenue on July 5, 2018. (Screenshot via body-cam footage provided by city of Denver)

Denver police agree to First Amendment training in settlement with Indy editor they wrongfully...

Update: The Denver City Council, without comment, approved the settlement agreement at its Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 meeting.  Denver’s Police Department has agreed to a...

Parked: Aurora considers how to preserve mobile-home parks after park’s closure State law on...

More than a year ago, Aurora was blazing trails in how to handle the battle between mobile home park owners and helpless renters. Now, Aurora...
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