Tag Archives: law enforcement

Lawmakers Stalling on Red Light Camera Ban

TRAFFIC CAMERAA push to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado advanced out of a key House committee but time is running out for the bill as the session nears its end. State legislators have tried for years to ban red-light and speeding cameras, which supporters say are used as Continue reading

Law Enforcement Recording Bill Passes House

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House has approved legislation to have law enforcement face civil penalties if an officer destroys or seizes someone’s recordings of a public incident. The bill would require law enforcement to have someone’s consent or a Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Racial Profiling Bill

co-state-capitol-300A measure to further prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement has cleared the Colorado House. The 36-28 vote yesterday came on a largely party-line vote with Democrats in favor. The bill would broaden Colorado’s existing ban on racial Continue reading

Tipton Pushes for Full PILT Payments

piltCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a bipartisan group of his House colleagues to urge House leadership to prioritize funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, and to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for the program on which rural counties rely to provide essential Continue reading

Legislators Working on Police Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado legislators are starting work on a package of bills designed to increase oversight on law enforcement after high-profile cases alleging excessive force in the state and nationwide. One proposal will allow law enforcement agencies to Continue reading

This Week in the Colorado Legislature

co-state-capitol-300Legislators begin discussions this week on a package of bills aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement and curbing their powers. In all, legislators are considering nearly a dozen bills on the topic. The first few will be heard Wednesday Continue reading

Authorities Investigate Two-Car Crash in Craig

031615 accident on 40Authorities responded to a two car accident this morning at the intersection of Highways 40 and 13 South, on the west end of Craig. The accident occurred around 10 this morning. Details are few, but Continue reading

Legislation Would Restore PILT and Extend SRS

piltA bipartisan bill was introduced yesterday to restore mandatory funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. It would also renew the Secure Rural Schools program, which supports schools, law-enforcement and roads in more than 700 rural counties across the country. Colorado counties received $34.5 million in Continue reading

Lawmakers Move Bill to Ban Red Light Cameras Forward

TRAFFIC CAMERASpeeding and red-light cameras would be banned under a measure from Colorado lawmakers. The proposal faced its first vote in a House committee yesterday. The idea has been pitched before but has failed despite bipartisan support. Law enforcement opposes the bill, Continue reading

Police Chiefs Wrap up Marijuana Training Conference

MARIJUANA-300The final day of of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police training conference on marijuana concluded last week with discussions of the Colorado marijuana industry perspective, the challenges of good data collection, and the importance of cross-collaboration with other public agencies. Discussions at the CACP’s Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning Traffic Cameras

TRAFFIC CAMERAColorado lawmakers will take another look at banning speeding and red-light cameras. It’s an idea that has had bipartisan support but that municipalities and law enforcement staunchly oppose. Critics of the cameras call them revenue generators that don’t improve public Continue reading

Legislators Consider Restrictions on Drones

DRONEColorado may join at least 20 other states and regulate the use of drones. A bill pending in the Colorado Senate would require law enforcement to have a warrant before using a drone, formally called an “unmanned aerial vehicle.” Authorities would need a warrant unless there is imminent threat to life or risk of a terrorist Continue reading