State Lawmaker Pushes For Limits To Police Choke HoldsFive and a half years after Denver sheriff's deputies grappled with Marvin Booker, some leaders in the state legislature are attempting to prevent the scenario that ended his life.
Police-Related Bills Introduced In Colorado LegislatureA Colorado House committee unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would require police agencies to videotape interrogations of suspects in certain felony cases as a way to prevent false confessions.
Colorado Lawmakers Reach Impasse On Racial Profiling BillsColorado lawmakers tasked with crafting legislation to collect data on racial profiling finished months of work by failing to agree on any significant measures to introduce next year.
State Lawmaker Wants To Eliminate ‘Toxic Cops’ Shuffling Between DepartmentsColorado lawmakers are hoping a new measure signed into law this year will help eliminate what one state senator calls "gypsy cops," who are fired or forced to resign by one police department but quickly catch on with another department.
Expanding Ban On Racial Profiling By Police Clears Colorado HouseColorado's prohibition of racial profiling by law enforcement would be expanded to include sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and other factors under legislation that cleared the state House Tuesday.
Colorado Lawmakers Unveiling Sweeping Police Oversight BillsColorado legislators unveiled legislation to increase oversight on law enforcement, including expanding the use of body cameras and collecting data on fatal confrontations.
Supporters Of Street Preacher Killed In Denver Jail 'Pray For Justice'Friends and family street preacher Marvin Booker, who died in 2010 after being subdued by Denver sheriff's deputies, say the City of Denver has a "murderous culture" that led to Booker’s death.
Governor Signs Colorado Broadband ExpansionGov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation that reroutes part of a $54 million annual ratepayer subsidy to telecom companies into a broadband fund to provide service in rural areas.
State Lawmaker Wants All Insurance Fraud To Be A FelonyInsurance fraud is getting to be an even bigger problem. Colorado has no crime of insurance fraud, but that could soon change.
State Lawmakers Try To Rein In Homeowners AssociationsState lawmakers took up a bill Tuesday that would help homeowners who have fallen behind on their homeowners association dues.
Divisive Colorado Labor Measure AdvancesA labor question that threatens to fracture Colorado Democrats moved closer to a possible collision Monday, when a Democratic House committee voted to move ahead with a measure to expand labor rights for firefighters.
Immigrant Reporting Repeal Advances In ColoradoA Colorado requirement that local law enforcement report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities moved closer Friday to coming off the books. The Democratic House gave preliminary approval to repealing the 2006 law.