If a truly independent oversight panel reports that police did no wrong, the results would be credible in ways the current system can never be. If the panel finds wrongdoing, it’s up to existing police, criminal justice and court systems to address the issue
State lawmakers see the value of transparency, expediency and autonomy. So, too, should Aurora police and lawmakers.
“The positive in our city is our diversity. You’re not going to see that diversity in the police academy,” Cleland said. “My suggestion is that portion be taken out. I’ve been to alumni stuff for the Citizens Police Academy, and they’re wonderful. (But) I don’t see a lot of diversity, I see a lot of (people) my age.”