Guns owned by domestic violence offenders probed in Denver

Colorado News

DENVER– Denver prosecutors have hired a domestic violence gun investigator amid efforts to enforce a law banning most domestic violence offenders and suspected offenders from possessing firearms.

The Denver Post reports that officials with the Denver District Attorney’s Office hired the investigator to scan police reports, listen to 911 calls and dig into social media profiles in search of evidence that offenders or suspects have guns.

The investigator was hired in October. Prosecutors say they hope working with the investigator will provide ideas for enforcement of the state’s new red flag law allowing courts to order the seizure of guns from people deemed a danger to themselves or others.

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