Aurora police

AURORA | A man who went on a brazen crime spree last summer — assaulting a homeless man, breaking into four homes, stealing a car and biting a police officer’s neck in just four hours — has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Adam Nicklaus Lacer, 22, of Emporia, Kan., was sentenced to eight […]

AURORA | A fourth teenager was arrested Thursday, May 21, in connection with the slaying of a 19-year-old Aurora man last summer in the parking lot of an Aurora Taco Bell. Aurora police Sgt. Chris Amsler, a spokesman for the department, said the 15-year-old suspect was arrested early Thursday afternoon at a home in the […]

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.

Aurora’s new police beat

Aurora high school students meet at the Aurora Municipal Center after walking out of their schools Dec. 5 in protest. Around 400 students from Gateway, Overland, Rangeview, Hinkley and Aurora Central high schools walked out at 10 am on Friday and marched to the Aurora Municipal Center to join a nationwide protest in response to New York and Missouri grand juries returning no indictments against police officers.  (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

“I don’t think the protests in Aurora or nationwide are driving our process,” said city Councilman Brad Pierce, a member of the public safety committee. “We’ve been talking about doing this for months now.”

Innocent motorists are handcuffed near their cars on Iliff Avenue between Buckley and Chambers roads June 2 at about 4 p.m. Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates defended the mass detainment as police looked for a robbery suspect.

Fourteen people filed the suit, which was filed May 16 in the Colorado District Court, against the city and its attorneys, saying the two-and-a-half hour detention near East Iliff Avenue and South Buckley Road was unconstitutional search and seizur