IN LOCAL NEWS
Law Enforcement Lawsuit
A bystander who was shot and paralyzed during a police shootout last year is suing the agencies involved in the incident, claiming they were poorly trained and didn’t follow protocol.
Attorney Looks to Freeze Denver Camping Ban
Jason Flores-Williams, the attorney representing Denver’s homeless in a class action lawsuit challenging Denver’s “homeless sweeps,” is asking the court to freeze the city’s camping ban in the weeks surrounding the trial, which is set for March.
Boulder Deputies Charged With Manslaughter
The Boulder County DA is charging two sheriff’s deputies with manslaughter after a man died in their care while being transported to detox.
Polis Looking to Resolve Teacher Dispute
Gov. Jared Polis is attempting to meet with the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools to review an informal analysis prepared by his budget office. The state will decide whether to step in by next Monday.
Immigration Activist Fighting to Stay
Immigration activist Jeanette Vizguerra is fighting her own battle to stay in the country as her special allowance to stay is about to expire.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Trump Inaugural Committee Investigation
Federal prosecutors subpoenaed financial information from President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee. The subpoena is seen as an indication that investigations involving Trump and his 2016 election reach wider than just Russian involvement.
Bernhardt Nominated for Top Interior Position
Former Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck lobbyist David Bernhardt has been tapped to replace Ryan Zinke as the head of the Department of the Interior. Bernhardt has previously worked at Interior under President George W. Bush and has lobbied on behalf of oil and gas companies.
Department of Labor Backs Off of Google Search
The U.S. Labor Department has dropped its appeal seeking broad access to internal Google salary records in a federal compliance review looking into pay disparities at the company.
Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Facing Sexual Assault Allegations
A California woman who has accused Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago has hired the same law firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford in her allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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