September 18, 2021

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Aurora Police Department has pattern of racially biased policing, excessive force, probe finds

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Colorado’s attorney general will seek a legal agreement designed to correct practices at the Aurora Police Department after a year-long investigation found officers’ pattern of racially biased policing and use of excessive force routinely violated state and federal law.

The department’s officers treated Black people and other people of color differently than white people, including arresting and using force against them, according to the investigation released Wednesday. Officers also routinely used excessive force against people unnecessarily and failed to properly document information about people they stopped, the investigation found.

“We observed statistically significant racial disparities — especially with respect to Black individuals — in nearly every important type…

Elise Schmelzer

2021-09-15 10:45:56

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