Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police
Colorado lawmakers are starting to quantify the state’s racial profiling by law enforcement in the aftermath of high-profile clashes between the public and officers around the nation.
The Colorado House has approved legislation to have law enforcement face civil penalties if an officer destroys or seizes someone’s recordings of a public incident.
Law enforcement could face civil penalties if an officer destroys or seizes someone’s recordings of a public incident with a bill that advanced in the Colorado House on Tuesday.
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.
Democrats are spearheading a package of legislation aimed at expanding oversight of Colorado law enforcement and placing limits on their power, a response to allegations of excessive force both in the state and nationally.
The Denver Police Department is one of several departments in the state that is testing body cameras as a tool for both police and the public. As these cameras become more common, one state lawmaker is working to make them widespread.
An incident this week in which a drone crashed on the lawn of the White House is an example of why unmanned aerial vehicles need to be regulated, according to some Colorado lawmakers.
Law enforcement officials from Alaska caught a firsthand look at retail marijuana operations in Colorado as their state prepares for its own legalized recreational use.
Colorado seems to be the center of the world when it comes to legal marijuana, and this week hundreds of law enforcement officials worldwide descended on Lone Tree to talk pot.