The Colorado Department of Human Services announced a new task force last week that will review the system and make recommendations about how to improve it.
More than half the victims who responded —54 percent — said having the trial televised was helpful or somewhat helpful. One positive response said having the trial aired was good because it helped shine a light on what happened that night.
The company’s lawyers say in court filings this month that they need the money to cover the costs of preserving evidence, retrieving and copying records and travel.
State officials have repeatedly refused to tell the public where or how he is being held.
The House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations is scheduled to hear from three Colorado-based VA officials at the state Capitol Friday
Lisa Teesch-Maguire, one of the prosecutors who handled the case, said she knows of at least three victims who have filed a complaint with the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice arguing the state’s decision to keep the gunman’s location secret violates the Colorado Victims’ Rights Act.
Police said the suspect’s vehicle spun out, shots were fired, and the suspect is now dead. No police were injured, police said
The bulk of the costs for the DA’s office — about $925,000 — was for salaries and benefits.
Colorado has executed just one person in nearly half a century, and only three people sit on its death row.