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Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.

Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Aurora Cops To Go To Training After Latest Shooting

the Denver Post

Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates has ordered every officer to attend safety and use of force training following the city's eighth officer-involved shooting of the year.
While expressing his pride in officers and not inferring any wrongdoing in the early Thursday fatal shooting, Oates, in a letter to the department this morning, ordered a previously-scheduled training session scrapped and replaced it with one focused on shooting-related topics.
"After this week's shooting, we decided that we need to do this," Oates wrote.
Oates met this morning with Lt. Ernie Ortiz, commanding officer of the Training Section and ordered an "entirely new" curriculum for upcoming scheduled training, "one that reflects our best practices

and tactics on use of force." In the letter, Oates noted a "disproportionately high number of officer-involved shootings" this year.

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