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How rogue officers stay on the job in Colorado

Swearing in former officer Christopher Valko, left. Photo courtesy of Parker Police Department

Swearing in former officer Christopher Valko, left. Photo: Courtesy of Parker Police Department

A series of loopholes and blind spots are allowing Colorado law enforcement officers with documented records of misconduct to get new policing jobs, often in the state's smaller, rural departments, a new investigation finds.

Why it matters: The state is working to crack down on rogue officers with new accountability measures, but the challenges showcase the limitations of a 2020 law that created a database of disciplined officers.