William H. Reid was one of two court-appointed psychiatrists who evaluated Holmes’ mental health before the trial.
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.
Loved ones should feel free to ask questions and intervene if they sense a loved one is considering ending their life, an expert says.
“We feel the art excites people, it disarms them and it sort of makes them ready for the conversation,” says David Ehrlich of the Denver Theatre District.
A bill that died at the stroke of midnight Thursday would have shifted much of the state’s mentally ill treatment for people in jail to the jails themselves.
Many argue that the bar for Colorado's "imminent danger" statute is simply too high and that state needs a red flag law to lower that bar.
State Rep. Cole Wist, a Republican from Arapahoe County, has drawn ire from his party for supporting the so-called "Red Flag Warning" bill.
In the final few days of the legislative session, the bills will likely get a final Senate vote by the end of the week and then head to the House for consideration.
Democrat state Rep. Alec Garnett proposed the bipartisan 'gun restraining order' bill, which empower judges to temporarily remove firearms from potentially dangerous people.