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Denver starts July with five homicides in six days

Five people were killed in Denver during the first six days of July, including a 19-year-old who died after being shot and a 40-year-old woman who was stabbed to death. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner on Tuesday identified five homicide victims: July 1 — Daniel Epperson, 29, was transported from East 29th Avenue and

Exhausted cities face another challenge: a surge in violence

A spike in recent shootings has left dozens dead, including young children NEW YORK — Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children. The spike defies easy explanation, experts

District Attorney McCann Issues Officer-Involved Shooting Letter Investigation and…

DENVER—Denver District Attorney Beth McCann’s legal review of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on May 1, 2020, in the 3200 block of West Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado is complete. District Attorney McCann concluded that the shooting was legally justified and that no criminal charges are warranted against Officer Antonson for the reasons outlined in

LRIS: Proposed Police Reform Legislation Podcasts 1 and 2

First Podcast:  This podcast covers reform legislation proposed by U.S. Senate Democrats and the State of Colorado, as well as President Trump’s executive order on police reform.  https://lris.com/2020/06/17/proposed-police-reform-legislation/ Second Podcast:  This podcast covers the Senate Republican bill on police reform and compares President Trump’s executive order, the senate Democrat’s bill, the senate Republican’s bill and

Carroll: For decades I’ve supported efforts to curtail police…

More than 80% of all citizens killed by police in Colorado from 2014 through the end of last year were armed, usually with a gun. Eighty-six percent were high on drugs or alcohol, with methamphetamine showing up in an astonishing 44% of total cases. Colorado Public Radio reporters, who compiled those statistics, noted how meth,

SB20-217 ENHANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT INTEGRITY

The Senate has passed SB20-217.  It was introduced to the House on June 9, 2020.  There are three readings in the House; two have already passed, with little substantive changes. However, the PPA, together with its lobbyists, Lombard & Clayton, continue to work with the language of this Bill — to the extent possible.  The

Watch Company Releases Powerful Pro-Police Ad Amid Anti-Police Climate…

In the midst of numerous major companies falling over themselves to send out messages promoting a twisted narrative based on partial truths about law enforcement, one company, Egard Watches, which was in the spotlight last year when it released a response to Gillette’s “Toxic Masculinity” commercial, has released a YouTube video dedicated to police officers.