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Denver Police Department Bans Chokeholds and Makes Other UOF Policy Changes

The Denver Police Department on Sunday announced changes to the department's use-of-force policies, banning chokeholds and requiring officers to report any incident in which they point a sidearm at an individual.

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4 Protesters Sue to Bar Denver Police Use of Tear Gas, Less-Lethal Projectiles During Demonstrations

The plaintiffs are asking a Denver District Court judge to impose an injunction, banning the weapons’ use immediately.

Colorado Officer Will Not Face Charges in Killing of Armed Man

An officer with the Denver Police Department will not face criminal charges after he shot and killed a gang member who was wanted for armed robbery and who held multiple people at gunpoint during a vehicle pursuit in January.

Colorado Dispatcher Told to Stay at Home by Neighbor's Nasty Note

Heather Silchia, who works the graveyard shift at JeffCom 911, says a note was left on the windshield of her car chiding her for leaving her home during the pandemic and for putting her children in daycare.

Former Colorado Trooper Arrested for Violating "Social Distancing" Rules

A former trooper with the Colorado State Patrol was handcuffed in front of his 6-year-old daughter on a softball field by officers with the Brighton Police Department who were enforcing "social distancing" rules.

2 Colorado Agencies Limit Services Due to COVID-19

Citing the spread of COVID-19—also known as coronavirus—at least two police agencies in Colorado have announced that they are going to begin taking reports on non-violent crimes via online reporting instead of in-person interactions.

Inmate Files Red Flag Petition Against Deputies at Colorado Jail

Deputies “carry shotguns inside the jail intimidating and excessively abusing inmates with these shotguns,” the inmate wrote in the complaint. “These deputys (sic) carry these deadly weapons 24 hours a day patrolling the floors of this jail intimidating and threatening people for the most minor things.”

Colorado Officer Accused of Distributing Seized Marijuana

An officer with the Rocky Ford (CO) Police Department has been charged with allegedly distributing about a pound of marijuana he confiscated while on duty late last year.

Colorado City Votes to Build New Police Department Headquarters Building

Voters in a small Colorado city about 270 miles West of Denver have approved a 0.58% increase in sales tax in order to move forward with plans to build a new police department headquarters building.

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Denver Woman Sues Police Over House Fire During Standoff

A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Denver Police Department one year after her home was destroyed by fire reportedly started by a SWAT team attempting to arrest her 35-year-old son, Joseph Quintana.

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