Law enforcement

Police-oversight bills advance

DENVER – Three bills aimed at increasing oversight on Colorado law enforcement – including expanding the use of body cameras – advanced Monday in the state Senate as legislators respond to public...

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The ranger with a big range

Tyler Fouss is the new law enforcement ranger for the Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios field office. Fouss has been a BLM ranger in the Montrose area, for the Moab district, and Grand...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado panel flips on police-reform bill

DENVER – In a rare move, a Colorado legislative committee Thursday reversed course on a police-reform bill that it already passed, choosing to kill the measure concerning unlawful orders. Lawmakers...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fasten your seat belt – or pay the price

Buckle up, or it will cost you big bucks if you’re caught without a seat restraint while driving. The latest Click It or Ticket campaign started Monday and runs through Sunday. “We’re coming down...

DATE: March 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana DUIs: Hard to identify, prosecute

Getting busted for driving while high on marijuana is vanishingly rare in Southwest Colorado, a Durango Herald review of law-enforcement data has found. Despite the proliferation of marijuana...

DATE: March 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect shot after taking hostages

DENVER – A Colorado sheriff’s deputy and a state wildlife officer were held hostage by a man and a woman before a struggle erupted and the man was fatally shot, authorities said. Neither the deputy...

DATE: March 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado considers additional police oversight

DENVER – Democrats are spearheading a package of legislation aimed at expanding oversight of Colorado law enforcement and placing limits on their power, a response to allegations of excessive force...

DATE: March 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Red-light camera ban passes 1st test in Colorado

DENVER – A ban on red-light cameras and speed-van enforcement passed its first test Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. But a long afternoon of testimony showed the topic is as divisive as ever....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police upset after memorial vandalized

DENVER – Denver Police Chief Robert White on Sunday defended his policy ordering police not to interfere with protesters, saying he found it “disgusting” that they vandalized a memorial for fallen...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police officers charged with murder: Disqualify DA

ALBUQUERQUE – Two Albuquerque officers facing murder charges for the shooting death of a homeless man want the district attorney who charged them disqualified. Lawyers for Albuquerque SWAT team...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Officers charged with murder

ALBUQUERQUE – Two Albuquerque police officers were charged with murder Monday in the killing of a homeless man, a shooting that led to sometimes violent protests and a federal investigation into...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

4 injured in head-on near N.M. border

Four people were injured Thursday in a head-on collision that closed U.S. Highway 550 near the New Mexico border for 30 minutes. A Chevy Malibu hit a Ford F-150 eight miles from the New Mexico line...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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