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Our legal team is constantly working on critical cases across the state. Below, you can find some of the cases we have been a part of.


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Howard vs Denver

The ACLU of Colorado sued Denver on behalf of Mickey Howard, who was held in the Denver Jail for 5 days after a court ordered his release upon payment of a $10 bond, because he could not pay an additional $50 “bond fee.”

October 10, 2018

Canseco v. Mikesell

The ACLU of Colorado sued Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell alleging that he is violating Colorado law by continuing to jail an individual who is eligible for release, at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

July 23, 2018

Cisneros v. Elder

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder is violating Colorado law by refusing, at the request of federal immigration officials, to release prisoners who have posted bond, completed their sentence, or otherwise resolved their criminal case, according to a class action lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Colora

February 27, 2018

Crews v. Gerdjikian (Aurora police excessive force)

The ACLU of Colorado filed a federal lawsuit this morning on behalf of Dwight Crews, a disabled black man who was removed from his home without a warrant in the middle of the night, restrained, forced to the ground, and unlawfully arrested by Aurora police.

November 13, 2017

Hassan v. Williby (Aurora Police Racial Profiling)

The ACLU of Colorado filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Omar Hassan, a black man who was forcibly removed from a coffee shop by two Aurora Police officers who told him, “Your kind of business is not welcome here.”

September 27, 2017