Colorado District Attorneys’ Council
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.
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.
Three bills aimed at increasing oversight on Colorado law enforcement, including expanding the use of body cameras, have advanced in the state Senate.
Colorado 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.
Colorado lawmakers are hearing a bill that would allow people convicted of 400 different crimes to have their records sealed.
Colorado is poised to become the 12th state to overhaul procedures for eyewitness identifications in criminal prosecutions.
A bill that would have meant a felony conviction for people repeatedly caught driving drunk died in the state Senate on Tuesday.
There is a push to erase cannabis crimes of the past now that pot is legal in Colorado.
Colorado’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.
Bullying 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.