Law enforcement

Legality of home hash oil challenged

DENVER – Explosions from marijuana butane-hash oil extractions have not plagued La Plata County. But Republican Attorney General John Suthers worries that safety hazards could proliferate if...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

State leaders talk police tensions

DENVER – An impressive gathering of statewide law-enforcement officials, lawmakers and community leaders gathered in Denver on Monday for a conversation on race and policing. The roundtable...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bail set for Colo. vet accused of threats

DENVER – A federal judge said Monday that a military veteran accused of posting online threats against police officers can be released from jail on bond, but he can’t have access to computers or...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Does ADA apply when police arrest mentally ill?

Do police officers have an obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to accommodate people with mental illnesses when making arrests? The U.S. Supreme Court decided earlier this month to...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. police reform a possibility

DENVER – Colorado police chiefs Tuesday released a position paper acknowledging the unrest after incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, where grand juries did not indict...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.Y. mayor calls for protest halt

NEW YORK – As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Killer of policemen had criminal history

NEW YORK – The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government as well as an apparent history of mental...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Killing of two officers triggers backlash

NEW YORK – Civil-rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Study of police shootings is difficult

Ferguson, Missouri. Cleveland, Ohio. Staten Island, New York. Eutawville, South Carolina. In each place, people – all unarmed except for a child carrying a pellet gun – died at the hands of police...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Albuquerque police officer fired after shooting

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old woman and did not record the encounter has been fired, the department said Monday. In a statement, Albuquerque Police Chief...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

No severance package for Wilson

FERGUSON, Mo. – Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson did not receive a severance package when he resigned over the weekend, the St. Louis suburb’s mayor said Sunday. Wilson won’t receive any...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Officer indictments quite uncommon

ALBUQUERQUE – A grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is re-opening old wounds in Albuquerque. That’s...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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