AURORA, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has released a lengthy report detailing patterns and practices among first responders in the Aurora Police Department and Fire Rescue.
Watch below for Weiser's announcement:
Weiser says the Aurora Police Department and Fire Rescue engaged in racially biased practices. The findings came after a 14-month investigation that included ride-alongs, reviews of past cases, and checking into millions of documents.
Weiser said the investigation found that APD stopped Black people one-and-a-half times more than white people, and force was used on Black people two-and-a-half times more than white people.
According to Weiser, the Attorney General's Office is going to work with the department to enact fixes to address the problems, which he called "systemic."
This news comes just weeks after Weiser made the announcement that several Aurora Police officers were indicted by a grand jury on multiple felony counts in connection with the death of Elijah McClain.