Law enforcement

Shootings data show racial divide

A black Denver resident is about three times more likely than a white resident to be shot by law enforcement. Latino residents are nearly twice as likely to be shot. At a time when the shooting...

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

National Guard activated in Mo.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Man, 19, shot in Durango

Durango police responded to a report at about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday that someone was shot in the hip in north Durango near 32nd Street. “I can confirm that it was a 19-year-old Durango resident who was...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s loitering law questioned by group

The city of Durango has stopped enforcing a loitering ordinance after the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado argued the ordinance is unconstitutional. Durango Police Chief James Spratlen,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Marine sentenced to probation

A former Marine, who vandalized businesses and set dogs loose in May, was sentenced Friday to four years probation. Kenneth Jones visited Durango in May and went on a drunken bender. He caused...

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

Killing of Calif. deputies brings complexity

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – More than 100 law-enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Denver jury: Deputies used too much force

DENVER – A federal jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff’s deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in the city’s downtown jail and awarded his family a record...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2-hour standoff ends peacefully

A 89-year-old man with health issues who threatened to kill himself was taken into custody by La Plata County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team members following a two-hour standoff Wednesday at his home...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI launches new cold case website

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has relaunched its cold cases website with an updated photo carousel, expanded narratives, an improved search feature and the ability to view recently solved...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates talk vision, experience

Wednesday’s Fraternal Order of Police candidate forum at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Office elicited passionate and increasingly pointed exchanges from the two men running for La...

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

Durango-area woman treated after standoff

A standoff ended Thursday with a woman being taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center after apparently swallowing pills. The incident began about noon Thursday at a house in a wooded lot in the 4800...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mo. teen never charged with a serious felony

CLAYTON, Mo. – The 18-year-old fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer didn’t face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was charged with a serious felony such as...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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