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Family of teen shot in back by police say Colorado Springs police deceptively edited video of shooting

Family members of a 19-year-old man shot in the back and killed by Colorado Springs police are demanding to see the raw body camera footage, claiming the department released a misleading edited version of what happened ...
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Editorial: Aurora city lawmakers can’t see the wisdom of lobbyist transparency

Some Aurora city lawmakers missed a keen opportunity to improve trust and confidence in local government and instead drew a cloud of suspicion by turning back a lobbying reporting proposal ...
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Brighton’s latest obsession: transparency

Councilors claiming their fingers aren’t in cookie jars, fliers about water money at barbecues, and videos cast on the city’s Twitter. These are just a few examples of a new trend sweeping the city: transparency ...
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Zansberg: The cure for hate speech is our speech

As a First Amendment lawyer, I was recently asked whether the government can censor or punish hate speech like the manifesto the El Paso shooter is suspected of posting on the online forum 8chan. The answer is straightforward ...
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Editorial: A quixotic case

How many extra lawyers, clerks or secretaries the office hired to assist with the case shouldn’t be a state secret. We urge the Colorado Legislature to address this issue to provide greater accountability for how public funds are spent ...
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Opinion: Charging high fees is one way to squash open record requests

Simply put, the public’s ability to access public information is a vital component of any free society. An open government can’t be open only to those who afford the fees. Charging exorbitant prices for public records, essentially pricing some people out of public records, is one way officials limit access, and it’s no way to do the public’s business ...
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Video raises possibility police shot Rifle man in the back

A cell phone video appears to show the Aug. 5 fatal shooting of Allan George in Rifle by police and seems to indicate he was shot in the back as he was moving away from officers ...
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Colorado Springs police release body camera footage of fatal shooting of De’Von Bailey

Colorado Springs police released body camera footage from four officers of the fatal shooting of De’Von Bailey earlier this month ...
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School board recall over alleged sunshine law violations still underway despite court challenges

Two targets of a school board recall effort in Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 have resigned, and voters will decide in the Nov. 5 general election whether the third target, board President Timothy Braun, should keep his seat or be ousted ...
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to fully encrypt radio channels

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will fully encrypt its radio channels before the year's end, Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth has confirmed to Colorado Community Media, citing safety concerns for officers and the public ...
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