Across Colorado, the county agencies charged with investigating child abuse still need hundreds more caseworkers to keep up with caseloads, according to consultants hired by the state in 2016 after widespread failures in protecting abused children.
ONGOING SERIES: CRIMINAL INJUSTICE
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann decided “extraordinary mitigating circumstances” warranted the reduction in the sentence — and eventual release from prison — of a man sentenced as a juvenile to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the fatal shooting of a Denver police officer.
A lucrative network of marijuana dispensaries and grow facilities that attracted the attention of national media profiling Colorado’s new pot barons was built with money stolen from investors in a fraudulent fix and flip real estate scheme hatched in Colorado Springs, a lawsuit claims.
A former Anadarko senior reservoir engineer, who relocated to Colorado after becoming a whistleblower, contends in federal court documents that the executives fraudulently inflated the value of one of the firm's oil fields.