Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell defended the practice in front of a state judge Wednesday.
Lawyers for Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, filed a federal lawsuit against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Most of the new information in the amended complaint comes from a whistleblower only identified as “Former Employee 7.”
Attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, filed an amended complaint Friday asking a judge make it illegal to share plans on creating printable plastic weapons.
If someone is found mentally incompetent to stand trial, the state is required to “restore” them to competency within 28 days. Lawyers and advocates say the state is taking far longer.
The suit comes at a time when the Colorado Department of Human Services say the number of mentally ill people in jail has skyrocketed.
In Colorado, nine have already joined in the action and more than a dozen cities and counties say they’re considering the move.
If Denver and others join the litigation there will be nearly 20 Colorado local governments filing suit against opioid makers.
Samour presided over the Aurora theater shooting trial. This is Gov. John Hickenlooper's fifth appointment to the state's highest court.
Led by Bruce Doucette, Stephen Nalty and Steven Byfield, sovereigns reject local and state laws because they are not in the U.S. Constitution.