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What do Jeffco schools use to teach reading? District leaders don’t know, and neither does the public.

More than half of Colorado third-graders can’t read well, and the coronavirus pandemic will likely make matters worse. Experts say low-quality curriculum is part of the problem. But Colorado parents and the public often don’t know what their local schools use to teach reading ...
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Court: Man entitled to review police personnel file in assault case

A man convicted of assaulting a police officer has the right to review the two use-of-force reports against the officer he punched — and whom he accused of fabricating the incident, the Court of Appeals decided ...
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RTD board plans to keep new CEO’s salary and contract from public until night of vote

The elected board members have opted to keep the public in the dark about the terms of Debra Johnson’s contract until shortly before the expected vote. The contract itself won’t be made public until after the vote ...
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Colorado does not know how many police officers aren’t abiding by certification and training rules

The Colorado agency overseeing law enforcement certification has no idea how many officers are working in the state without being certified or are lying about compliance with training and testing rules ...
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Brighton councilman Kris Jordinelli censured over bizarre behavior during virtual council meeting

A Brighton city councilman was censured by his colleagues following a disjointed rant he gave during a council meeting earlier this month — words he attributed to being under the influence of alcohol and medication ...
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Opinion: What and why is CU hiding?

Am I the only person in the Boulder community who is baffled day after day about the way the University of Colorado Boulder is reporting the incidences of COVID-19 on and off its campus? ...
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Denver police officers face federal lawsuit after f-word arrest near the 16th Street Mall

Two men arrested by Denver police after using the f-word during an encounter on the 16th Street Mall are suing the city and the police department alleging First Amendment violations ...
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Editorial: Colorado’s police agencies should make all IA reports public

The sideboards placed on the new law require the public to have prior knowledge of an incident of possible misconduct involving a civilian, leaving an untold number of investigations outside its scope. Maybe we've watched too many TV cop dramas about evidence locker misdeeds, but there are several corners that this law's light fails to illuminate ...
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Colorado law’s ‘loopholes’ keep unknown number of police internal investigations secret

A police accountability law passed in 2019 was lauded for making Colorado law enforcement agencies' internal affairs investigation reports public for the first time. However, a Coloradoan investigation found that loopholes and specific language in the law render an unknown number of these reports inaccessible to much of the general public, the media and government watchdogs seeking to learn how Colorado's police are policing themselves ...
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57% of Aurora police body cam videos contained interrupted footage, audit finds

An independent city audit of the Aurora Police Department found significant gaps in policies around the use of body-worn cameras, including interrupted video footage, lack of review by supervisors and miscategorizations within the department’s tracking system ...
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