Legal Lasso: Minneapolis to Disband Police Department

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Judge Issues Restraining Order Against Police Department
A judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order against the Denver Police Department, banning them from using tear gas and other projectiles against peaceful protesters.

John Hickenlooper Found to Have Violated Ethics Rules
The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission concluded John Hickenlooper violated ethics rules twice during his time as governor.

Vaccine Bill Passes Committee
As the pandemic continues and people around the world eagerly await a vaccine, approximately 1,000 people protested a bill to tighten restrictions for vaccine exemptions. The bill passed a House committee yesterday on a party line vote. (Denver Post)

Police Brutality Protests Focus on Aurora
Police protests moved to Aurora over the weekend to protest the death of Elijah McClain who was killed by police there last year while walking home from a store. The police were cleared of wrongdoing.

Denver Police Department Seeks to Have Chief’s Photo Removed from Campaign Ad
The Denver Police Department said it is taking legal action to have a photo of Chief Paul Pazen removed from a Trump reelection ad. The department said it did not consent to have the photo used and that it does not endorse candidates for office.

Disabled Veteran Shot by Defense Attorney
The Alamosa Police Department reported that 49-year-old Canon City resident Danny Pruitt, was allegedly shot by a defense attorney while driving through a protest on June 4.


The Beginning of the End for Minneapolis Police
The Minneapolis City Council said it has a veto-proof majority that will vote to disband the city’s police department. The city said this is the beginning of the process of determining how to provide public safety for the community.

Criminal Defense Lawyers Resist Reopening Courts
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers said it would be “reckless and irresponsible” for courts to resume criminal jury trials, given the risk of transmission of the coronavirus.

Michigan Supreme Court Sides With Barber Over Coronavirus Closing
Another court ruled that state coronavirus restrictions were too strict — the Michigan Supreme Court sided with a barber who defied state orders to close.

Attorney Arrested for Spitting on Protester
An attorney in Milwaukee was arrested Saturday for spitting in a teenager’s face at a protest.

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