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Explainer: What do we know about the Colorado bomb threat?

Officials refuse to speak about what happened, citing the sealing law, which was passed three years ago to help prevent people from having their lives ruined if cases are dismissed and never prosecuted. It was passed as part of a nationwide movement aimed at addressing the “collateral consequences” from people’s run-ins with law enforcement that often make it difficult for them to get jobs or housing ...
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Boulder citizen panel set up to promote police transparency runs up against limits to what it can say

As the panel enters this new phase, in recent weeks, members were given legal guidance from city officials that has left them feeling as though they cannot speak publicly about cases of alleged police misconduct as much as they had previously, according to current and former panel members ...
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McIntyre: Public participation shouldn’t require a road trip

So let's get this straight – taxpayers will fund this trip for elected officials and district employees to attend the conference at the Broadmoor Hotel. But they can't attend the retreat – a public meeting – unless they drive more than 5 hours to do so ...
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Legal expert: Body camera livestream will be key in police shooting charges

The ability of a supervising deputy to watch a livestream of deputies’ body cameras may be an important element in the cases of two Clear Creek County deputies charged with the shooting death of Christian Glass this summer ...
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‘Back to Business Loveland’ targets City Council commenting rules

“Divisive” public comment at Loveland City Council meetings is taking up too much valuable public time, according to a group of concerned local business owners and citizens ...
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Colorado State Patrol begins rolling out body cameras

The Colorado State Patrol has started rolling out body-worn cameras for its officers throughout the state, with full implementation expected in 2023 ...
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How sealed criminal records in Colorado may be released to the public

While state law requires the automatic sealing of criminal records when a case is completely dismissed, the statutes also offer mechanisms for unsealing them ...
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Secrecy over September’s RTD R-Line derailment investigation ending

After months of delay, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission unanimously agreed to declassify some documents related to the second derailment of the Regional Transportation District's R-Line light rail train in four years at the same Aurora intersection.  ...
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Open records requests streamlined at Durango City Hall

Durango City Hall has implemented several technology upgrades intended to improve city services for staff and customers, including a fast digital open records request system, a self-help kiosk for quick city business, electronic bulletin boards and an online business licensing software ...
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How the El Paso County DA can keep arrest affidavit for Club Q suspect secret

An open records law in Colorado allows agencies broad discretion to withhold criminal justice records, and it’s not uncommon for them to keep affidavits sealed in high-profile cases by citing an "ongoing investigation," at least until prosecutors charge a suspect.   ...
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