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Colorado joins multistate investigation into Facebook’s alleged ‘willful practices’ that harm children

BY: - November 23, 2021

Colorado has joined a multistate investigation into alleged “willful practices” by Facebook that harms children, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced on last week.  This comes after the Wall Street Journal published its “The Facebook Files,” an investigative series that suggests the company downplays what they know about Facebook’s alleged problems.  Facebook knows that Instagram […]

Aurora reaches agreement with Colorado AG to improve policing practices

BY: - November 16, 2021

The City of Aurora’s police and fire departments are expected to enter into an agreement with the state attorney general’s office to change a wide range of policies and practices as part of ongoing work to improve the departments’ culture. The consent decree, unveiled Tuesday and agreed to in principle, directs the departments to change […]

Colorado announces $1.1 million effort to help people leaving prison find jobs

BY: - November 10, 2021

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced a $1.1 million initiative on Tuesday aimed at growing the number of employers who will hire formerly incarcerated people looking for work, an effort to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.  The grants to the Colorado Department of Corrections and community advocacy groups are meant to build a network […]

Colorado air agency’s policies ‘inadequate,’ but no evidence of falsified data, report says

BY: - September 24, 2021

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Friday released the results of an independent investigation into allegations of illegal air-quality permitting procedures made earlier this year by three whistleblowers in the state’s Air Pollution Control Division. The public report on the findings of the investigation, conducted by attorneys from the law firm Troutman Pepper, says that […]

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Cost of state investigation into Aurora Police Department is $2.3M

BY: - September 23, 2021

A state investigation into the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Rescue had a total price tag of nearly $2.3 million, according to a spokesperson for the attorney general’s office. The majority of the cost was covered by outside organizations and law enforcement experts who donated their time instead of billing the state. The attorney […]

Colorado joins coalition in support of a federal challenge to Texas abortion ban

BY: - September 17, 2021

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general on Wednesday in filing a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in support of the Department of Justice’s challenge to new abortion restrictions in Texas, Weiser announced in a press release. Texas Senate Bill 8 went into effect […]

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Aurora Police Department has pattern of racial bias and excessive force, investigation finds

BY: - September 16, 2021

The Aurora Police Department has a pattern and practice of violating residents’ legal rights, state-appointed investigators declared in a 112-page report published Wednesday. Aurora police showed a pattern and practice of racially biased policing, excessive use of force and “failing to record required information when it interacts with the community,” according to the investigators, who […]

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Officers, paramedics charged in McClain’s death post bond

BY: - September 2, 2021

Three Aurora police officers and two paramedics who were indicted on manslaughter charges in the death of Elijah McClain turned themselves in to the Glendale Police Service on Wednesday, the service confirmed. “They were processed, posted bond and released,” Capt. Michael Gross of Glendale Police told Newsline in an email. Each of the five people […]

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The whole system was indicted with charges in McClain case

BY: - September 2, 2021

Finally, the beginning of some justice for Elijah McClain. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser on Wednesday announced felony grand jury indictments against three Aurora police officers and two paramedics involved in McClain’s death. It was a relief, in a case so marred by abuse of power and betrayal of the public trust, to see public […]

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Charges filed in death of Elijah McClain, with investigations still unfolding

BY: - September 2, 2021

Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old massage therapist and self-taught violin player, died in August 2019 after being violently detained and injected with ketamine, a powerful tranquilizer, on his way home. McClain was never suspected of committing a crime — the Aurora police officers who contacted him were responding to a 911 call about someone who looked […]

Aurora police officers face manslaughter charges in Elijah McClain death

BY: - September 1, 2021

Three Aurora police officers and two paramedics each face charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, among other charges, in the death of Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black man, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Wednesday during a news conference. The indictments, 32 in all, were issued by a Colorado grand jury that had investigated […]

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Plans for opioid settlement money announced by state and local leaders

BY: - August 27, 2021

Colorado could soon receive $400 million from settlements with drug companies, and the state has a plan — or at least a proposed framework — for using those funds to fight the opioid epidemic, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Thursday. Under the framework, 60% of Colorado’s settlement proceeds will be distributed to 19 regions of […]