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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 […]

Colorado attorney general involved in Tina Peters investigation

BY: - August 25, 2021

The office of Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is involved with the investigation into a reported election-system security breach in Mesa County, a spokesperson for Weiser confirmed to Newsline. Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters is accused by Secretary of State Jena Griswold of participating in activity that led to the release of election-system […]

51 attorneys general unite against robocalls, call for FCC action

BY: - August 9, 2021

“We’ve been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty.” Sound familiar? It’s a phrase many people know by heart, thanks to the proliferation of unwelcome robocalls. From July 2020 through June 2021, the Federal Trade Commission fielded 114,000 complaints from Coloradans who received unwanted sales calls despite having signed up for the FTC’s […]

Colorado National Guard fights captain’s First Amendment lawsuit

BY: - August 5, 2021

The Colorado National Guard on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a Colorado captain who alleges his superiors violated his First Amendment rights to free speech, assembly and the press.  Capt. Alan Kennedy, a 37-year-old judge advocate, sued several of the Colorado National Guard’s top commanders and generals in March after […]

New Colorado law tackles insulin prices

BY: - July 10, 2021

People with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes need prescription insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels. Without access to the medication, diabetes can prove fatal. But rising costs of insulin make the life-saving medication difficult or impossible to obtain for many people, even those with public or private health insurance. Colorado lawmakers, who’ve worked […]

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Colorado would receive $50 million in proposed settlement with Purdue Pharma, Sackler family

BY: - July 8, 2021

Under the terms of a multibillion-dollar proposed settlement with multiple states, pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it would pay Colorado $50 million to combat the opioid crisis. Former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican, first sued Purdue Pharma in 2018 over allegations the company employed deceptive marketing practices to sell […]

More than 30 states join lawsuit accusing Google of anti-competitive practices

BY: - July 8, 2021

Colorado is among 36 states suing Google over allegations the tech firm is operating a monopoly with its app store and Google Billing. States such as Minnesota, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota also are involved with the lawsuit, Utah v. Google. The states claim Google paid off competitors and used contracts to create a monopoly for its app […]

Colorado AG taps Atlanta law firm to investigate air-quality whistleblower claims

BY: - July 2, 2021

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has appointed four attorneys with a well-known Atlanta law firm to serve as special assistant attorneys general in the independent investigation into the allegations made in a whistleblower complaint filed earlier this year by several air-quality regulators at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “After CDPHE’s Executive Director […]