No assault charges against Douglas Bruce

May 18, 2015
Photo: Douglas Bruce (AP)
Douglas Bruce is a former Republican state lawmaker and the father of Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights.

Douglas Bruce was in court in Denver on April 10 addressing prosecutors' claim that he violated his probation. As he walked out of the courthouse, he was accused of grabbing a cellphone from Colorado Springs Government Watch executive director Dede Laugesen as she recorded video.

The Denver Post reported Monday that the Denver City Attorney's Office and the district attorney agreed not to pursue charges last week. Assistant director of prosecution and code enforcement Melissa Drazen-Smith said there was "no likelihood of conviction" for the charge.

Bruce is suspected of six probation violations and is due back in court July 13.

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