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Governor dedicates May 24, 2023, as Christian Glass Day

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Gov. Jared Polis honored Christian Glass, the 22-year-old killed by a sheriff’s deputy while he suffered a mental health crisis, with a display of his art inside the Capitol building.

“While Christian’s own voice has been silenced, his legacy will live on with the voice of his art and I know that so many people will find meaning in that,” Polis said while standing alongside Glass’ parents Wednesday morning.

The governor also announced that May 24, 2023, will be recognized as “Christian Glass Day.” The recognition comes a day after it was announced Sally and Simon Glass will receive $19 million in a settlement stemming from their son’s death. The deal marks the largest settlement for a police killing in state history and includes changes to how officers are…

Olivia Prentzel

2023-05-24 09:48:33

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