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

Durango vigil, march planned in response to George Floyd’s death

Durango Police Chief Bob Brammer on Friday emphasized the department’s life-first training in response to the officer-involved death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, a white...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest man after hourslong standoff in Durango

A 40-year-old man who barricaded himself in a room at the Brookside Motel when Durango police officers attempted to serve him with a warrant was arrested at 12:39 p.m. Tuesday after a SWAT team...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed early Tuesday in Cortez

A pedestrian was run over and killed by a hit-and-run driver shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday on South Broadway in Cortez. Cortez Police Department Patrol Lt. Andy Brock said Geraldine Castilleja was...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mexican immigrant places hope in private bill after years in sanctuary

When longtime Cortez resident Rosa Sabido first sought sanctuary from deportation in Mancos United Methodist Church more than 1,000 days ago, she expected to stay for a few weeks to a year. As the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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