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Oct. 10, 2023: Is the consent decree resulting in police reform in Aurora?

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The forceful tactics Aurora police used to stop and subdue Elijah McClain four years ago, and protests a year later, led to a state investigation. It concluded that the Aurora Police Department has a pattern of racist policing. As a result, Aurora became the first city in Colorado placed under state oversight. It's now required to overhaul its policies and practices. We ask how that consent decree is going.