District Attorney Todd Risberg

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Durango police request body cameras for 2017

The Durango Police Department plans to buy body cameras and replace in-car cameras next year. The department has requested about $43,000 for body cameras and $17,000 for the car cameras in the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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District attorney’s office seeks funds for a new prosecutor

Criminal prosecutors are outnumbered by public defenders in La Plata County, and if elected officials want to maintain proper checks and balances in the judicial system, they must fund another...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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District Attorney settles ethics complaint against him

An ethics complaint against District Attorney Todd Risberg has been resolved through an agreement with the Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel. According to the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Diversion program bounces criminal cases out of courtrooms

Kelsey Beaver was arrested in June 2015 on suspicion of having 3 ounces of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Instead of reaching a plea deal or going to trial, her case was “diverted” out of...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Youth program to steer clear of potential conflict of interest

To avoid a conflict of interest, La Plata Youth Services plans to ask someone other than Christian Champagne to serve on its board of directors in January when the unopposed candidate for 6th...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Champagne wins nomination for district attorney

Christian Champagne emerged victorious Tuesday in the Democratic primary for chief prosecutor of a three-county region. Champagne won about 66 percent of the vote to Ben Lammon’s 34 percent for...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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District Attorney Todd Risberg denies misconduct stemming from murder case

In a 21-page response filed this week with the Colorado Supreme Court, the chief prosecutor for a three-county district in Southwest Colorado denied committing professional misconduct while...

DATE: March 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Champagne, Lammons to face off in Democratic primary for 6th District DA

After a lot of raucous to-and-fro about process, the La Plata County Democrats forwarded enough committed delegates to the 6th Judicial District Assembly to put both district attorney candidates,...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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No-cash bonds causing problems

Far more people across Colorado are being released without a cash bond, and in La Plata County, it has given rise to a increasing number of people violating conditions of their bonds. A recent...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Adult diversion program launched

Adults caught driving without insurance or on their first drug charge may face a less punitive judgment in La Plata County. The 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office started a diversion program...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawsuit against district attorney dropped

A small claims lawsuit against District Attorney Todd Risberg accusing the chief prosecutor of smoking marijuana has been dropped. Trevor Peterson filed the lawsuit in April seeking $5,000,...

DATE: May 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Risberg: ‘Always more to do’

It’s easy during election campaigns for a candidate to make promises, but what happens to those promises after the oath of office? In the case of District Attorney Todd Risberg, who’s six years...

DATE: April 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News