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Pandemic-fueled domestic violence leads to homicide spike in Colorado’s…

Peter Walker was cooking in his downtown Colorado Springs home midafternoon on New Year’s Day 2020, when his housemate stuck a 2½-inch blade of a Leatherman multitool into his stomach. He was brought to the hospital, where he died of the stab wound about two hours later, an autopsy showed. Matthew Morrow was killed Dec.

Three people shot in Denver overnight Friday

All three individuals sustained injuries not believed to be life-threatening Three people were shot and injured in Denver early Saturday, police said. Just after 2 a.m., police announced a double shooting on the 3500 block of South Harlan Street in southwest Denver. A man and woman were transported to a hospital with wounds not believed

Denver Mayor Hancock appoints interim law enforcement watchdog

Independent Monitor Nick Mitchell resigned last month Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appointed Gregg Crittenden on Monday to serve as the interim police watchdog while city officials search for a permanent replacement, according to a release. The appointment bumps Crittenden up from his former position of senior deputy monitor under former Independent Monitor Nick Mitchell, who resigned

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY – JANUARY 9

For a while the United States’ idea of law enforcement was fairly loose. The Wild West was, well, wild. And most states and cities didn’t consider emergency services like firefighters and police officers to be necessary until much later than most would think. In the mid 1800s, most law enforcement was carried out in the

Denver police work to solve 47-year-old cold-case homicide

DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Police Department is still investigating a 47-year-old cold case involving a Colorado state trooper who was found shot and killed in his patrol car. On Dec. 27, 1973, Thomas “Tom” Carpenter was seen around 9 a.m. on the westbound on-ramp from Broadway to the Boulder Turnpike. It was reported that

Westword Op-Ed: Why Did Denver City Council Risk Rejecting…

It’s time for Denver City Council to stop with the political theater and recommit itself to the business of running the city. Nothing demonstrates this more than the “final act” that played out November 30 when an independent arbitrator arrived at a deal between the city and the police union that included a pay raise for the

LAPD officially defunded by $150 million, will stop responding…

LOS ANGELES, CA – Months after the news broke that the LAPD was to get their budget cut by up to $150 million, we’re now able to get a better idea of what the cut in funding is going to affect more specifically within the department. Reportedly several units – including robbery and homicide – are going to be among

Minneapolis Council voted to ‘abolish’ police, now asking outside…

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The same city council members that recently voted to “abolish” the entire Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) is now considering bringing in officers from other jurisdictions to help tackle the spike in violent crime and officer shortage. The Star Tribune reported that if the mayor and city council more forward to approve the plan, then officers

Denver police solved less than half of all nonfatal…

Denver Post — A new team has taken over nonfatal shooting investigations, will treat them like homicides Last year, suspects who shot and wounded someone in Denver more than likely got away with it. At least 145 people were injured in shootings last year, though most of those cases were never solved by a department