Colorado 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.
Colorado’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 legislators unveiled legislation to increase oversight on law enforcement, including expanding the use of body cameras and collecting data on fatal confrontations.
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.
Gov. 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.
Insurance fraud is getting to be an even bigger problem. Colorado has no crime of insurance fraud, but that could soon change.
State lawmakers took up a bill Tuesday that would help homeowners who have fallen behind on their homeowners association dues.
A 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.
A 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.
The Colorado House passed a proposal Friday allowing students who entered the U.S. illegally to pay lower college tuition, sending the bill to Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is expected to sign it.