TODAY: Excessive Force Video, Cherry Creek Transformation, Obama Reads Mean Tweets
DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Friday, March 13, 2015.
1. Body camera video shows officer using excessive force
A new video caught on a body camera released by Denver Police from an incident in August showed an officer using excessive force against a suspect in custody. The officer was cited and received a four-day suspension.
2. Suspect may be responsible for numerous groping cases around Denver City Park
Denver police say one man might be responsible for up to seven gropings targeting women near City Park in the past couple months. The sexual assaults date back to January and happened again late Wednesday morning.
3. Law enforcement to increase DUI enforcement over St. Patrick’s Day weekend
After a rash of deadly alcohol-related crashes in the metro area in the past week, law enforcement will pay extra attention to driving behavior this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
4. Aurora VA Hospital could now cost $1.3 billion or more
Estimated costs for the new VA hospital in Aurora are going up again. Early estimates show the project could cost taxpayers $1.3 billion, but that price tag could go even higher, according to several sources.
5. Big changes, new development coming to Cherry Creek
A deluge of cranes and construction zones symbolize the changing face of Cherry Creek. The popular shopping and dining district is undergoing major renovations. They are some of the biggest transformations in decades, since the mall opened there in 1990.
6. Aurora police release name of SWAT officer who shot unarmed suspect
The Aurora Police Department identified officer Paul Jerothe as the officer who fatally shot a unarmed fugitive Naeschulus Vinzant on March 6.
7. ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ star survives nasty head-on collision near Dolores
Actor Robert Carradine, the star from the cult classic film “Revenge of the Nerds,” was involved in a nasty head-on collision on Highway 145 near the southwest Colorado town of Dolores
8. Montbello residents want help bringing grocery stores to their neighborhood
The Montbello Organizing Committee is hosting a forum with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in an attempt to get full-service grocery stores in the neighborhood.
9. American Cancer Society visits lawmakers, wants new cancer-fighting laws passed
The American Cancer Society made its annual push with Colorado lawmakers to get more cancer-fighting laws on the books.
10. President Obama reads mean tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’
President Barack Obama appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and as part of a skit on the show, he read mean tweets about himself before discussing the situation in Ferguson, Mo.