Four companies have agreed to pay a combined $26 billion to resolve litigation claiming they helped fueled the U.S.’s opioid crisis, and Colorado will receive at least $300 million of that money over the next 18 years, the state attorney general announced Wednesday.
The commercial marijuana industry has boomed since Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2012 legalizing marijuana. In that time, marijuana-related arrests and court cases plummeted.
Denver’s City Council on Monday night voted to add $1 million in general fund money to the city’s Support Team Assisted Response program that sends pairs of paramedics and case workers instead of police to nonviolent calls.
The agreement will publicize more than 30 million documents that have served as evidence in lawsuits and investigations of Purdue in the past two decades. The documents relate to Purdue and the Sackler family's role in the opioid crisis that has caused 5,000 overdose deaths in Colorado since 2001.
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has ruled a fatal shooting by a police officer in May was legally justified and will not press criminal charges, according to a decision letter released Tuesday.
Denver police improved accountability for cash used to pay for confidential information and evidence, but moved backward on tracking its expensive electronic equipment, according to a report from Denver auditor Timothy O’Brien.
A Denver City Council working group formed to examine policing reform ideas took an inaugural step this week, holding its first public meeting to review a citizen-led task force report with 112 recommendations.
Nearly six months after the former head of Denver’s Office of the Independent Monitor stepped down and coming up on four months after the mayor convened a search committee to find his replacement, critics of the process say it has moved too slowly and without adequate public transparency given the monitor's key role in law enforcement oversight.
The City of Loveland has hired an outside law enforcement and public safety consulting firm to conduct reviews of its police department following the forceful arrest of Karen Garner in June 2020, according to a news release from the city Thursday afternoon.