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Family of Colorado Black man who died after police encounter sues city, police

1:45am BST

DENVER The family of a 23-year-old Black man who died after a violent encounter with Aurora, Colorado, police officers filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city and its police on Tuesday, alleging murder and routine use of excessive force against Black people.

Colorado police chief apologizes over four Black girls held at gunpoint

05 Aug 2020

DENVER A Colorado police chief apologized on Tuesday to family members of four Black girls, one as young as 6, who were held on the ground at gunpoint over the weekend by officers who mistakenly believed they were riding in a stolen car, an incident caught on videotape.

Transgender teen sentenced to life in prison for deadly Colorado school shooting

25 Jul 2020

DENVER A Colorado transgender teenager who admitted to taking part in a shooting at a Denver-area charter school last year that left one student dead and eight others wounded was sentenced on Friday to life in prison plus an additional 38 years.

Colorado police officers fired after photos mocking death of Black man surface

03 Jul 2020

DENVER Three Colorado police officers were fired and a fourth resigned after they shared photographs they took of themselves re-enacting a chokehold officers used to subdue a Black man who later died, authorities said on Friday.

FBI, Justice Department probing death of Black man in encounter with Colorado police

01 Jul 2020

DENVER Federal law enforcement authorities said on Tuesday a civil rights investigation is underway into the death in 2019 of an unarmed Black man in Colorado after police applied a chokehold to him and he was sedated by paramedics.

Colorado governor orders probe of death of Black man after police encounter

26 Jun 2020

Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Thursday appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the 2019 death of an unarmed Black man who died days after he was subdued by three policemen and injected with a powerful sedative.

Colorado reform law ends immunity for police in civil misconduct cases

20 Jun 2020

(This June 19 story corrects date of Floyd's death to May 25 in paragraph 6, from March 25.)

Second man charged with torching Minneapolis police station during protests

17 Jun 2020

DENVER A 22-year-old Minnesota man was charged on Tuesday with aiding and abetting the arson of a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of a black man under a policeman's knee, federal prosecutors said.

Denver police ordered to limit use of tear gas and plastic bullets in protests

08 Jun 2020

DENVER A U.S. District Court Judge ordered Denver police on Friday not to use tear gas, plastic bullets and other "less-than-lethal" force such as flash grenades against protesters, unless approved by a senior officer in response to specific acts of violence.

Family of black man shot by Colorado police files civil rights lawsuit

05 Jun 2020

DENVER The family of a 19-year-old African-American man who was fatally shot in the back by Colorado Springs police last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and the officers, court documents showed on Thursday.

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