Open Records Act Investigation of all Colorado County Sheriffs' Auxiliary Aids and Services Policies

Issues

There are 64 counties in Colorado.  CCDC is currently a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the City and County of Denver addressing these very issues.  We recently settled a lawsuit with Jefferson County addressing these issues.  We recently filed a lawsuit against Adams County addressing these issues.  Therefore, we did not send CORA’s to those counties, leaving us with 61 CORA’s sent.  All CORA’s were sent by certified mail; we received a signed receipt of all requests.

Status

Of the 61 CORA requests, 47 counties timely complied with the request and provided responsive information.


Of the 47 responses, 35 counties had no written policies in place:  

 

Baca

Bent

Boulder

Chaffee

Clear Creek

Costilla

Crowley

Custer

Delta

Dolores (they do not have a jail, use Montezuma County’s jail)

Fremont

 

Garfield

 

Grand

Gunnison

Hinsdale (they have no jail)

Huerfano

Jackson

Kiowa

La Plata

Lincoln

Mesa

Moffat

Montezuma

Montrose

Morgan

Park

Pitkin

Prowers

Rio Blanco

 

Routt

 

San Juan

Sedgwick

Summit

Teller

Washington

 

Of the 47 responses, 12 counties had written policies that address the issue:

Arapahoe

Broomfield

Douglas

El Paso

Lake

Larimer

Las Animas

Logan

Otero

Phillips

 

San Miguel

Weld

**Some of these counties’ policies are sufficient, some do not do enough to ensure that a deaf or hard of hearing arrestee/detainee will have effective communication. 

 

Of those 61 CORA requests, 14 counties did not respond at all, so we sent Notices Regarding Application for Order to Show Cause Why [the Sheriff] Should Not Permit Inspection of Records Requested: 

Alamosa -- responded to Notice that they do not have policies

Archuleta -- responded to Notice that they do not have policies

Cheyenne -- responded to Notice that they do not have policies, there is no jail

Conejos – Lawsuit filed

Eagle – have sent their policy in response to Notice

Elbert -- have sent their policy in response to Notice

Gilpin -- responded to Notice that they do not have policies

Kit Carson – responded to Notice that they do not have policies

Mineral – Lawsuit filed and settled

Ouray – responded to Notice that they do not have policies

Pueblo – Lawsuit filed and settled

Rio Grande – have sent their policy in response to Notice

Saguache – responded to Notice that they do not have policies

Yuma – have sent their policy in response to Notice

 

 

 

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