Amid protests, Colorado lawmakers consider police changes

Colorado News

DENVER (AP) — After a week of protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Colorado state lawmakers are considering changes aimed at holding police officers more accountable, including requiring all officers to wear body cameras and allowing state lawsuits against officers accused of misconduct. State Sen. Rhonda Fields, cosponsor of the bill, said Thursday it addresses officers who are creating harm, especially in communities of color.

Relatives of black men killed by Colorado law enforcement were among those speaking in favor of the measure as protesters demonstrated outside the state Capitol again. Police and prosecutors oppose parts of the bill, including its changes involving use of force.

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