Judge ends Club Q shooting contempt case against sheriff over media leaks

The Denver Post: An El Paso County judge on Wednesday opted not to go forward with a contempt of court citation against Sheriff Bill Elder over leaks to the media in the wake of the Club Q mass shooting.

District Court Judge Robin Chittum found that while it was clear someone violated the court’s order to maintain secrecy around records about a prior criminal case against the mass shooting suspect, it was not clear who violated that order.

“Does it appear to the court that there has been contempt? Yes,” she said during a hearing Wednesday morning. “Somebody talked, somebody disclosed documents, somebody said something.

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