Law enforcement

Denver sheriff illegally excluded non-citizens in hiring

DENVER – The Denver Sheriff’s Department will pay $10,000 and change its hiring practices after the Justice Department found it broke the law by excluding job candidates who were not U.S. citizens,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango police request body cameras for 2017

The Durango Police Department plans to buy body cameras and replace in-car cameras next year. The department has requested about $43,000 for body cameras and $17,000 for the car cameras in the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Joining law enforcement a tough decision for women

FARMINGTON – Law enforcement agencies across the country are trying to diversify their workforce to more closely reflect the communities they serve in response to high-profile and deadly encounters...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deaths jolt Montezuma schools

Two juveniles’ deaths in recent weeks, one from Cortez and one from Dolores, are being investigated as probable suicides, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office . One death occurred in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found at Durango Dog Park

A body was found at the Durango Dog Park by a dog that was being walked Saturday morning. A man was found a little bit uphill from the entrance to the park around 9:30 a.m., said La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Patrol plans Halloween DUI enforcement

Colorado State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are increasing DUI patrols through Tuesday during Halloween celebrations. “We’ll have more troopers, increased saturation patrols and DUI...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interim police chief to take stock of department

Sometimes life moves in circles, which appears to be the case for Lynn Johnson, who graduated from Durango’s Fort Lewis College in 1973, had a 41-year career with the Arvada Police Department, and...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared in police shooting case

ALBUQUERQUE – The case against two former New Mexico police officers charged in the death of a homeless man ended in a mistrial Tuesday when jurors told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked on...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police kill man armed with machete at University of Colorado

BOULDER — Police shot and killed a machete-wielding man Wednesday who refused to drop the weapon after threatening someone at the University of Colorado in Boulder, authorities said. The...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former Albuquerque Police detective regrets ‘lunatic’ remark before killing

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorneys for a retired Albuquerque police detective on trial in the killing of a homeless camper presented him Wednesday as a veteran, well-trained officer who had been fired at by...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Across U.S., police officers abuse confidential databases

DENVER – Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Crisis intervention officer recalls standoff in police trial

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque police officer trained to handle encounters with the mentally ill had spent more than an hour with a homeless man on a hillside, telling him to drop his knives while...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News