Law enforcement

Are we receptive to police reforms in Southwest Colorado?

On the corner of East 12th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, flowers, signs and memorabilia create a memorial for victims of police violence. The corner has seen marches, vigils and discussions...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed man arrested after 50-mile chase north of Durango

An armed man has been arrested on suspicion of leading law enforcement on a 50-mile chase over two mountain passes from Silverton to Hermosa with speeds reaching 97 mph. After eluding two sets of...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield mourns passing of Jim Harrington, former town marshal

Jim Harrington, who died June 6, was a tall man – both literally and as a figure in the law enforcement community, town of Bayfield and La Plata County. “It seemed like at least a good head above...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man sentenced for looting on Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A Cortez man was sentenced Wednesday for damaging a ceremonial ancestral Puebloan archaeological site in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and removing artifacts. Lonnie Shadrick Winbourn,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats introduce police-reform bill

WASHINGTON – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate unveiled a bill Monday that would enact broad police reforms nationwide in response to protests over the death of George Floyd...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado police accountability bill earns initial approval

Colorado Democrats’ sweeping police accountability bill won preliminary approval Monday in the state Senate after undergoing a number of changes, including the addition of a prohibition on the use...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police and prosecutors: Aspects of Dems’ police accountability bill are problematic

As Colorado Democrats’ sweeping police accountability bill received its first hearing on Thursday, police, prosecutors and Republican state lawmakers raised concerns about unintended consequences....

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds join vigil for victims of police brutality in downtown Durango

A candlelight vigil in Buckley Park mobilized hundreds of people Friday to demand broad structural reform after the violent deaths George Floyd and Breonna Taylor suffered at the hands of police....

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bipartisan response to protests forming in Washington

WASHINGTON – As protests over the death of George Floyd spread to more than 100 cities, lawmakers in Washington are acknowledging the protests and exploring ways to address police use of force. On...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Dems unveil police accountability bill

Democratic state lawmakers on Tuesday began to unveil a sweeping bill aimed at increasing law enforcement accountability in Colorado by collecting racial profiling data, ensuring officers hold each...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds in Farmington and Durango protest for end to police violence

FARMINGTON – “I can’t breathe,” yelled a crowd of more than 400 people in Farmington on Monday. The Justice for George Floyd protest brought out hundreds of people along Main Street in front of the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Hundreds gather in Durango to protest police violence

“Say his name,” yelled protesters into megaphones Saturday in Durango. “George Floyd,” yelled a crowd of about 300 people participating in the Justice for George Floyd March. Community members...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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