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Colorado Prosecutor At Capitol Hill On Body Cameras: 'We Don't Hide From The Facts'The federal government asked Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir to testify about police body cameras. This as the Department of Justice planned to launch a $20 million pilot program aimed at expanding the use of body cameras worn by police officers across the nation.
DUI Victim: 'I Was Hit By 6-Time Drunk Driver, I Became His 7th'Emotional testimony at the state Capitol as state lawmakers consider a bill that would put a felony DUI law on the books in Colorado. The bill moved forward after it passed through an important Senate committee on Tuesday.
Colorado Senate Lawmakers Advance Police Oversight BillsThree bills aimed at increasing oversight on Colorado law enforcement, including expanding the use of body cameras, have advanced in the state Senate.
Body Cameras Headline Another Day Of Police Oversight BillsColorado law enforcement would be encouraged to expand the use of body cameras with a measure given initial approval as legislators considered several police accountability bills Tuesday.
Bill Would Allow Certain Convictions To Be Sealed For First-Time OffendersColorado lawmakers are hearing a bill that would allow people convicted of 400 different crimes to have their records sealed.
Bill Would Change Way Police Do Suspect Lineups In ColoradoColorado is poised to become the 12th state to overhaul procedures for eyewitness identifications in criminal prosecutions.
Felony DUI Bill Dies In State SenateA bill that would have meant a felony conviction for people repeatedly caught driving drunk died in the state Senate on Tuesday.
Push To Erase Cannabis Crimes Of Past Now That Pot's LegalThere is a push to erase cannabis crimes of the past now that pot is legal in Colorado.
Colorado Eyes Edibles Rules As More People Eat PotColorado's marijuana experiment is threatened by the very popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the pot industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed.
Colorado Lawmakers Trying To Make Cyberbullying A CrimeBullying through text messages or social media platforms would be a new crime in Colorado under a bill that advanced unanimously out of a House committee Monday.
New Law Could Halt Sale Of Synthetic MarijuanaColorado is a major distributor of synthetic marijuana or “Spice,” but a new law could put many sellers out of business.
Lawyers: State Lab Woes Could Lead To Thousands Of AppealsDefense lawyers say potentially thousands of criminal convictions could be appealed because of problems at a state laboratory that tests drunk-driving suspects' blood.

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