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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 12:06 AM

Update - Colorado cops detain black man at gunpoint for picking up trash

Found on The Denver Post:

Boulder council grills police chief, community speaks out about officers confronting black man picking up trash
“This is an extremely concerning issue, and one that we are taking very seriously,” Police Chief Greg Testa said.
By Cassa Niedringhaus | The Daily Camera
PUBLISHED: March 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm | UPDATED: March 6, 2019 at 12:01 am

Read here: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/05/boulder-council-officers-black-man-picking-up-trash/

Audience members at the Boulder City Council meeting Tuesday held aloft trash grabbers and clacked them as Police Chief Greg Testa briefed council members about an incident in which officers confronted a black man who was picking up trash at his own house.
“This is an extremely concerning issue, and one that we are taking very seriously,” Testa said, reading a prepared statement to council Tuesday.

An internal affairs investigation is ongoing, and the initial responding officer is on administrative leave, he said.

It seems to me that a public hearing should accompany an internal affairs investigation which could be kept hidden from public view.

What counts here is whether anything gets changed in their training and procedures book, should we revisit this case a few months down the road. Would loved to have been present for this meeting and witnessed this brigade of the trash pickers!


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