State, Aurora officials unveil police oversight agreement — ‘This is about rebuilding trust’

Aurora Sentinel: Aurora officials and the state attorney general on Tuesday unveiled a lengthy agreement that outlines how the city’s police and fire departments will remedy claims that local public safety personnel have regularly used excessive force and broken state and federal law by unfairly targeting minorities.

Attorney general Phil Weiser and City Manager Jim Twombly released the 46-page consent decree following two months of negotiations between state and city attorneys. 

Weiser said the decree and the process focus on the “rebuilding trust and confidence” from the public in Aurora’s law enforcement.City officials said they’re open to reforms and engaged in the process set out by the attorney general.

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