Defense spending accounts for about 40 percent of Colorado Springs' economy. Mayor John Suthers addresses military spending as well as veteran homelessness and infrastructure.
The county sheriff's office there was the last Colorado jurisdiction to train officers as immigration agents. It stopped doing that in 2015 and doesn't plan to restart under President Trump.
Leaders in the community decry public meetings as 'window dressing,' and wonder how the document can be trusted.
While the DPD document follows national best practices, critics locally say the language is too vague and lacks community input.
Denver police have a new training tool that uses virtual reality to test responses to violent situations like mass shootings.
Outgoing Colorado U.S. Attorney On Marijuana, Ice Age Relics In Douglas County, Tree Trunks Turned Into Music Boxes
The federal-state conflict over marijuana laws was a hallmark of Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh’s tenure. He left office this week after six years. And, there’s an effort afoot to preserve a Douglas County field that was once home to an Ice Age meat market. Then, Denver encourages neighborhood public art projects, from mural-clad dumpsters to tree trunks turned into music boxes. Plus, a visit to Colorado moose country.
The Denver sheriff department is investing heavily in teaching deputies about 'verbal judo,' a practice that uses language to defuse a tense situation before it becomes unsafe.
National media from CNN to the Washington Post reported that a Colorado town recently lost its entire police force. While true, the headlines did not tell the whole story.
At lawmakers' request, a diverse group recommends when cameras should be turned on and off, and when the public should know about a recording.
- Officers should turn off cameras when interacting with victims or confidential informants, say the new recommendations.Read more