The Denver Post: Three years after the passage of Colorado’s landmark police accountability bill, officers have been convicted under new laws, a statewide database of officers’ misconduct is publicly available and body camera footage is more readily accessible.
The bill’s final implementation deadline passed Saturday, and lawmakers, law enforcement and advocates are now grappling with a changed political ecosystem around police and criminal justice reform and deciding what’s next.
“We know we haven’t solved all ills with one bill or two bills,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, a Denver Democrat who co-sponsored the bill in 2020. “And we never will, to be honest with you. But we have to keep moving forward on the progress.”
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