“These gang members dealt cocaine and crack cocaine in open-air drug markets, including near parks and public transportation centers — both areas where children and families congregate. The goal of this investigation is to remove poison, fear and danger from these places so they can be used again freely by the public,” the statement said.
Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz said the officer who shot Torres, a 13-year-veteran who has never been involved in a shooting before, was one of several from specialized fugitive teams trying to arrest Michael Adrian Torres, 24, but was the only one who fired. Other officers fired less-lethal foam bullets at the car, Metz said
The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Saturday near East Colfax Avenue and Sable Boulevard. “The officers rendered aid to the suspect, who was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries,” police said in a statement.
Metz announced last week a new Community Advisory Team made up of people not just from different cultures, ethnicities and religious backgrounds, but also from varying parts of the education and business community
Although council members raised no objection to the proposed intergovernmental agreement between the three entities at the council’s study session, the pact for a joint crime lab is not official until a resolution is passed at a regular council meeting. That could happen as soon as the next regular meeting Jan. 23
Police staff have already filed much of the required paperwork to launch the nonprofit foundation, and are now just waiting on approval from the IRS so they can start accepting donations.
“Hate crimes because of someone’s race, their ethnicity, their religion, their nation of origin, their sexual orientation, their age and their gender or their disability, it’s not going to be tolerated in the city of Aurora,” said Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz.
In a statement on the department’s Facebook page, Metz said the department has received several questions since the election last week about whether they are tweaking their immigration policies.
In discussing city’s propose 2017 spending plan, officials consider hiring up to 40 new police and firefighters
Held as a pilot program for three days last week, the new academy gives participants a chance to learn more about police work, including use of force, driving protocols and the K9 unit