Police & Courts

Nick Metz discusses his role as Aurora's new police chief after serving more than three decades with Seattle police, March 11 at the Aurora Police Department. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“I feel incredibly confident that the team I have assembled will do what’s right for the women and men of the Aurora Police Department, and just as important, for the people of Aurora,” Metz said in a statement announcing the moves.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced Thursday that he has charged the 14-year-old and two 12-year-old boys as juveniles. The 14-year-old and one of the 12-year-olds are each charged with possessing a weapon on school grounds, a felony, and possessing a handgun as a juvenile, a misdemeanor. The other 12-year-old is charged with having a hoax explosive.

DENVER | The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a physician sentenced to a month in jail for prescribing marijuana without first conducting the necessary exam procedures required by law. The case against Dr. Joseph Robert Montante has become an important test in how far Colorado can go regulating doctor-patient relationships when it […]

BRIGHTON | Authorities say two inmates died in as many days at the Adams County jail. Sgt. Aaron Pataluna with the county sheriff’s office says a 47-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. Investigators do not suspect foul play. On Wednesday morning, a 46-year-old […]

DENVER | Prosecutors have charged a Colorado Uber driver accused of trying to break into the home of a woman he drove to the airport. The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that 51-year-old Gerald Montgomery has been charged with attempted second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and attempted first-degree criminal trespass. He has posted […]