Four members of Longmont City Council attended a tour of Fire Station No. 2, prompted by members of The Way Home committee who are looking at potential sites for a homeless services navigation center, which would include a shelter. Other members of city council were unaware of the meeting until after it happened, triggering concerns over transparency.
A Denver Police Department internal investigation found two officers violated city policy when they handcuffed and detained Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene last summer. Both face fines worth two days of pay.
Students spend hours every day engaged in a variety of digital media, but struggle to make sense of what they’re finding. It’s high time to give them the tools they need to comprehend the content they’re blindly consuming.
A letter sent to Boulder’s city and county attorneys threatens a lawsuit over the at-times rough arrest of two men for recording video on a public sidewalk near the community’s jail on December 28.
Colorado is taking a step toward more disclosure of campaign advertising. The state Senate is expected to approve legislation that would mandate more disclosure from political committees that send mailers or air commercials in an election year.
Imagine you’re arrested by a Colorado police officer. During the arrest, the officer uses such physical force as to injure you. You file a complaint or hire an attorney, or perhaps the American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit on your behalf, or the police decide to investigate themselves. This prompts an internal investigation within that officer’s department.
A Jefferson County District Court Judge ruled a temporary restraining order obtained by the Jeffco sheriff and county attorney Jan. 23, preventing CBS4 from posting a news story about a Jeffco sheriffs deputy, amounted to “unconstitutional prior restraint.”
Apparently, the county doesn’t think that making illegal decisions in executive sessions is something the community cares about. The public’s right to know and our county leaders following the law should be a hill that we all want to die on. We are not willing to settle for less from our elected officials.
Sunshine Laws were enacted “to enhance public accessibility to documented records for all meetings and information about general proceedings and decision-making processes.” Sunshine laws emphasize transparency and accountability.
A speaker at the Douglas County School Board meeting was escorted away from the podium during public comment because the board president said the speaker violated a district policy.