By Peter Rossi
LAW WEEK COLORADO
Editor’s Note: Statewide trial reporter Peter Rossi rounds up today’s court news.
Florence prisoners Richard Steele and Edward Eviey filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Denver against the U.S. Bureau of Prisoners alleging the guards used excessive force during a prison riot. The prisoners claim guards shot between 400 and 500 rounds during the April 20, 2008, riot.
Pueblo Postal Worker Indicted
Dale Tafoya, a former clerk at Pueblo’s main post office, has been charged with stealing more than $1,000 of U.S. Postal Service money. The indictment alleges he stole postal sales revenue.
Flag Thief Sentenced
Mesa County man Troy Milam did not contest charges of stealing a world peace flag last year and was sentenced to a month’s home detention
Glenwood Deputy DA Heads To Virgin Islands
Ninth Judicial Deputy District Attorney Ed Veronda is leaving his post in Glenwood Springs to take a prosecutor job in the Virgin Islands.
Durango Police Miffed At District Attorney
The Durango Police Department is upset with the increasing number of cases being dismissed under the administration of District Attorney Todd Risberg.
Voters To Decide On Term Limits For DA
The Eagle County Commissioners approved to put a ballot question on the ballot this November asking voters to decide whether 5th Judicial District Attorney Mark Hurlburt would be able to run for a third term.
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