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When can a Denver, Colorado police officer stop and frisk someone?

Although the Fourth Amendment does protect individuals from unlawful searches and seizures, police officers employed by the Denver Police Department are permitted to frisk, or pat down a person when certain circumstances exist. According to…
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Can a person sue a Colorado police department for an illegal search and seizure?

The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unlawful searches and seizures by a law enforcement officer which means if an officer conducts an illegal search or seizure, civil action can be taken against the police department. The Fourth Amendment…
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When can an officer in Englewood, CO pull a driver over?

A Colorado police officer is authorized to pull a driver over when he/she has reasonable suspicion that the operator of the vehicle committed a crime or traffic violation, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado. For example,…
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Is CU The First University To Defund The Police?

The sudden death of George Floyd has deeply affected the youth of America. For years now, people of color have suffered under the prevalent racial discrimination in America. It is disappointing and maddening to see that even in the 21st century,…
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Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Officer Reprimanded After Suggesting Protestors in Black Lives Matter Protest Be Killed

A Colorado Springs police officer was suspended and lost nearly $2,000 in wages after he allegedly posted an inappropriate comment during a live social media broadcast, according to The Denver Post. The officer, who has been identified as Sgt.…
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Elijah McClain’s Family Suggests He was Injected with a Deadly Dose of Ketamine

After 23-year-old Elijah McClain was attacked by Aurora police officers for looking “sketchy,” he pleaded with officers that he couldn’t breathe, according to the wrongful death lawsuit that was filed on his behalf. During the encounter,…
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Aurora, Colorado, Elijah McClain’s Parents Sue City, Police Department, and Paramedics Over His Death

Elijah McClain’s story is similar to many others whose lives have been taken by the hands of law enforcement officers. McClain was a 23-year-old unarmed black man who was walking home from purchasing an iced tea and listening to music when…
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Aurora Police Department Criticized After Officers Ordered at Gunpoint Four Children to Lie Face Down in Parking Lot

The Aurora Police Department, which is located in Colorado, has gained national attention yet again for the manner in which officers handled a traffic stop. The Washington Post reported that on Sunday morning, several family members, all of…
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Loveland, Colorado, Activists Call for Criminal Charges to be Dropped Against Man Who Was Allegedly Beaten Outside of Target

On July 13th, Loveland police officers were called to a Target store at Centerra after store management claimed a male had been causing a disturbance inside and outside of the store [Source: Coloradoan]. When officers arrived, they found a male…
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Colorado, Father Sues Colorado Springs Police Department After Being Tased While Visiting with His Daughter in the ICU

The Colorado Springs Police Department is being recognized yet again for officer misconduct, this time in a lawsuit. According to KDVR, military veteran C.J. Anderson arrived at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs last April with his fiancée…
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Four Colorado Officers Fired Over Photo Taken Near Elijah McClain’s Memorial Site that Recreated a Chokehold Position

Several officers that were employed with the Aurora Police Department have been fired over a disturbing photo that recently surfaced [Source: ABC News]. In the photo, which happened to have been taken near Elijah McClain’s memorial site, one…
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Police Officers in Colorado Springs, Colorado Caught on Camera Violently Arresting a Protestor

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is looking into the arrest of a man who they say was resisting officer orders shortly after a protest was held. A video of the incident was captured on video by a driver who later shared the footage…
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Denver Board of Education Phases Out Denver Police Department School Resource Officers After George Floyd Protests

After thousands of people responded to the death of George Floyd by holding protests seeking change within law enforcement, the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education devised a proposal that would phase out school resource officers that…
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Can I sue for police misconduct in Colorado?

When a police officer violates one or more of their department’s policies or a person’s rights which results in them being physically or psychologically harmed, that individual holds the right to sue the department, the city, or even the…
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Colorado Passes Police Reform Bill Amid Black Lives Matter Protests and the Killing of George Floyd

Lawmakers in Colorado have ruled in favor of passing Senate Bill 20-217, also referred to as the Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Bill. The bill was proposed after supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement began protesting over the death…
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Denver, Colorado, 21-Year-Old Who Was Not Participating in a Protest Left Blind in One Eye After Being Hit with a Police Projectile

Jax Feldmann, 21, wasn’t participating in a protest like many others have been over the killing of George Floyd, rather he was walking to his car after leaving a friend’s house. But like many other innocent people, Feldmann was left injured…
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Colorado Introduces Police Reform Bill that Would Ban Chokeholds and Allow for More Transparency

In response to George Floyd’s death and the large protests being held around the country to recognize and stop police brutality, Colorado introduced a police reform bill that would not only ban chokeholds and require police officers to wear…
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Officers in Denver Shoot Tear Gas and Pepper Balls into Crowd of People Protesting Over George Floyd’s Death

After Americans watched former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneel on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes which eventually led to his death, millions of Americans became enraged. People decided they have had enough of watching…