Colorado Independent: Polis says he’ll sign police transparency bill — to watchdogs’ relief
Advocates for government accountability were alarmed to learn Gov. Jared Polis was undecided on whether to veto a bill to expand police transparency in Colorado.
But Polis spokeswoman Maria De Cambra set the record straight late Wednesday.
“We’re not going to veto the bill,” she said. “It will be signed.”
The signing is slated for 10:50 a.m. Friday at the Capitol, and it will be open to media, De Cambra said.
The bill — HB-1119, sponsored by Democratic Denver Rep. James Coleman — would require Colorado law enforcement agencies to open the files on completed internal investigations into a wide range of police interactions with citizens, including alleged incidents of excessive force.