Policing for Profit in the News

  • Fort Morgan Times : Over 1,000 rural drivers get fined for going beltless

    Over 1,000 rural drivers get fined for going beltlessSpecial to the TimesAugust 2, 2017 From July 17 to 23, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state conducted a weeklong Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period targeting rural areas. Law enforcement issued 1,175 […]

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  • KUSA 9News: Ticketing in Morrison, Colorado Investigated

    Second in command at Morrison PD indicted, accused of stealing $100K+ from the town By: Krystyna Biassou of KUSA July 20, 2017 KUSA – A former Morrison police lieutenant was indicted for a laundry list of charges stemming from the accusation he stole more than $132,000 from the town.  Tuesday, a grand jury handed down […]

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  • KDVR: Boulder police ticketing for not pushing the button at crosswalks

    Boulder police ticketing for not pushing the button at crosswalks By: Ashley Michels for KDVR July 19, 2017 “We want to educate people on the safety of traveling through crosswalks as well as the intersections,” Boulder Transportation Planner Matthew Jones said. According to city-provided data, 60 percent of crashes with serious and fatal injuries happen in […]

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  • KOAA: Did the City of Pueblo shorten lights at red light camera intersections to generate revenue?

    News 5 Investigates: Did the City of Pueblo shorten lights at red light camera intersections to generate revenue? By: Eric Ross for KOAA Jun 15, 2017 New questions are being raised over whether red light cameras in Pueblo are more about revenue and less about safety.  News 5 Investigates has discovered the city is giving […]

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  • KUSA: Lafayette, CO announces ‘zero tolerance’ for violators of the leash law

    Colorado city announces ‘zero tolerance’ for violators of the leash law By: Jordan Chavez for KUSA June 13, 2017 If you’re a pet owner who enjoys letting your dog off its leash while on a walk, you may want to reconsider. Lafayette police announced Tuesday on Facebook they will have zero tolerance for anyone who […]

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  • PBS NEWS: A Handful of Colorado Towns Rely Heavily on Money from Traffic Tickets

    A Handful of Colorado Towns Rely Heavily on Money from Traffic Tickets By: Alexa Corcoran for Rocky Mountain PBS News Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Ashlee Lucero talks about struggling to pay a $80 traffic fine and an added $130 in fees issued last September in Mountain View — a six block by three block town […]

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  • Denver Post Opinion: Limit cities’ reliance on revenue from traffic fines

    Limit cities’ reliance on revenue from traffic fines By: The Denver Post May 15, 2015, updated April 24, 2016  When cities and towns become heavily reliant on traffic tickets and fines for their budgets, they have every incentive to stop as many motorists as possible to raise revenue. And yet that is clearly happening now in […]

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