Colorado officials question costs of polygraph tests for sex offenders

Christopher Osher reports in the Denver Post how state officials in Colorado — including legislators, judges, and psychologists — are questioning that state’s aggressive use of polygraph tests on registered sex offenders. The report notes that Colorado has spent $5 million in the past seven years on such tests, despite questions about the accuracy andContinue reading “Colorado officials question costs of polygraph tests for sex offenders”

Parenting polices relaxed for Colorado RSOs

A 2014 court ruling is prompting Colorado to relax stringent laws that can often prevent registered sex offenders from having contact with their own children.¬† Among the judges responsible for the 2014 ruling is current U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The panel ruled that the constitutional rights of an Oklahoma man being released fromContinue reading “Parenting polices relaxed for Colorado RSOs”

Colorado county forced to disband internet sting unit

The Denver Post reports that a Colorado District Attorney’s office was forced to disband its child sex offender internet investigation unit, after a complaint from a defense attorney. A grievance filed by defense attorney Phil Cherner with the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct about the¬†CHEEZO operation led to theContinue reading “Colorado county forced to disband internet sting unit”