Transparency in police shootings: Questions of race in Colorado

From FOX31 (Denver):  The Colorado State legislature recently passed a bill (SB 217) which forces police agencies to report details surrounding each time they fired a gun at a person within the past five years.

Columns of information include items which police have historically been slow to release: Race of the person shot or shot at, race of the officers, the primary basis for initial contact, whether the suspect had indications of mental illness or a disability, whether the officer issued a verbal warning before firing, and if the suspect was armed and with what weapon.

Lawmakers expect a full analysis from the Department of Criminal Justice next spring, but FOX31 Problem Solvers didn’t wait. We pulled the raw data ourselves.

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