Police Reform Bill Advances in Colorado Senate

Alex Burness reports, “John Cooke is a law-and-order former sheriff from a GOP stronghold that recently flirted with seceding from Colorado. And he’s supporting the police accountability bill.” Marshall Zelinger shares the video. Cooke mentions some amendments that were passed; I haven’t had a chance to look those over. Senator Bob Gardner, another Republican, also “stood up in support of the passage” of the bill, reports Representative Leslie Herod. This is not too surprising to me. Conservatives in Colorado have always had a libertarian streak. (Indeed, Cooke is married to a woman who long worked at the conservative-libertarian Independence Institute.) Years ago, some of us participated in the bipartisan effort to reform Colorado’s asset forfeiture laws.

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