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Police chiefs oppose juvenile justice bill

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The only exception in the measure is for homicide.

DENVER — Aurora’s top cop and other police chiefs spoke out Thursday against a measure that would all-but end kids younger than 13 being charged with crimes in Colorado.

Current state law allows kids as young as 10 to be arrested and face criminal charges.

“We’ve all talked about the criminalization of adolescent behavior,” Acevedo said. “Unfortunately, if you end up in the juvenile detention in this state, you’re not engaging in juvenile behavior, OK? You’re not going and being held for going on a joyride with grandma’s car.

“You’re shooting people,…

2023-05-04 17:52:51

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