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Two months after the Colorado Attorney General's Office released a report concluding that Aurora police have a pattern and practice of excessive force and racially-based policing, a federal judge has allowed a man suing the city to incorporate the report's findings into his own excessive force claim.

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Denver officials are close to strengthening a civilian police watchdog agency by adding it to the city’s charter. The Office of the Independent Monitor, primarily made up of lawyers, serves as civilian oversight agency for the Denver Police and Sheriff’s Departments by participating in police investigations of misconduct and making recommendations on department policies including on discipline and broader issues like use of force. The city’s Governance and Charter Review committee unanimously approved the measure Aug. 3, sending it to the City Council to discuss Monday. It will be considered for a final vote, and be the subject of a public hearing, Aug. 15.