"We have a community that is completely fed up with being mistreated, with being brutalized," said panelist Lisa Calderon.
Only 65 percent of the required checks were done statewide, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Colorado has added more than 54,000 jobs over the past year.
Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son is mentally ill and should be placed in an institution for the rest of his life.
This week, CPR’s Arts Bureau explores the physical, mental and logistical effort that goes into a classic holiday ballet and a documentary capturing life at the bottom of the world.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced new federal policing guidelines intended to end racial profiling. So far, the Denver police department hasn't adopted them.
The complaint alleges that Colorado's Amendment 64 runs afoul of federal law.
Officials didn’t offer a price tag but say the project will be paid for by a mix of public and private funding.