House lawmakers passed bills that limit the use of chokeholds by police in Colorado and make it easier to appoint special prosecutors when law enforcement are accused of using excessive force.
The Colorado House advanced measures Friday to limit the use of chokeholds by officers and to make it easier to appoint special prosecutors when law enforcement is accused of using excessive force.
A package of Colorado bills to give police more oversight gets more complicated Thursday when a House committee starts work on proposals about racial profiling and chokeholds.
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.
The Colorado Senate has given unanimous approval to the first in a series of measures to increase oversight on law enforcement in reaction to state and national cases of suspected police misdeeds.
Colorado legislators gave initial approval Wednesday to three bills designed to increase oversight on law enforcement after high-profile cases alleging excessive force in the state and nationwide.
The Denver Police Department has fired a veteran officer for what it terms inappropriate force against a female prisoner in a police department holding cell last July.
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.
Denver City Council has approved another payout over an incident involving Denver police.
Denver Sheriff’s deputies are participating in role playing training as part of the sweeping reform for the department after a series of high profile misconduct cases.