The more people know about how public servants make decisions and spend tax dollars, the less vulnerable they are to deception and abuse by government officials.
The ACLU of Colorado has fought for more government transparency at public agencies of all levels, from the Capitol to cities and towns. We’ve successfully lobbied for bills to lower the cost of copying public records and challenged the practices of the Denver Police Department in relation to the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act. We also filed suit under open records laws seeking an order that Denver disclose records related to the purchase of police equipment.
Cardella v. Town of Castle Rock
This lawsuit, filed under Colorado’s open records law, seeking Castle Rock police department records related to the conduct of a police officer who.... | Read More
Malone v. Douglas County School District
On August 7, 2012, the Douglas County School District (“DCSD”) ejected journalist Brian Malone from a school board meeting after he placed his camera.... | Read More
HB20-1282:Radio Communications Policies Of Gov Entities
The bill requires each entity of the state government; each entity
of the government of each city, county, and city and county; and special
districts,.... | Read More
HB20-1106:Limit Public Inspection Of Internal Affairs Report
Under current law, any completed internal investigation file is
open for public inspection. In the case of an exonerated officer, the bill
states that.... | Read More