The City of Colorado Springs has paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements related to officer misconduct, but News 5 Investigates found in Colorado the public is often kept in the dark about what, if anything, happens to those officers.
Public records hold government officials accountable and promotes transparency so you know exactly where your money is going, but some agencies are using open records laws to keep the public in the dark.
A disgraced contractor and ex-Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office dive team member pleaded guilty to felony theft charges in court Thursday. The indictment against Joe Pacheco followed a series of News 5 investigations into his unlicensed contracting business.
The Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning about an online Native American jewelry business. The company “Native American Soul” promises buyers that they will donate a portion of its profits to help the Native American Heritage Association, but that organization tells Investigative Reporter Patrick Nelson that they haven’t seen a penny of the money.
Joe Pacheco, the owner of JP Home Improvement is scheduled to enter a plea in court Thursday morning. He faces 14 felony theft charges after taking money for home renovation jobs he never finished.
One of the most common calls we get at News 5 Investigates is from our viewers who are having issues at a rental property tied to maintenance issues, or even the living conditions. If you ever find yourself in one of these situations, we walk you through the steps you should take to get the issues resolved.
More than a dozen medicaid clinics in our region are now better equipped to see patients with physical challenges. News 5 Investigates first showed you last year how the majority of clinics in southern Colorado are not accessible to people with disabilities.
Our News 5 Investigates team is sending a warning about a sports advertising scheme that promises to help high school sports teams by selling sponsorships that the schools themselves know nothing about.
A News 5 investigation has uncovered the majority of officer-involved shootings in Pueblo involve felons who are on probation or parole and should not have been in possession of a firearm. Some offenders have violent histories. District Attorney Jeff Chostner explains why some felons don’t always serve lengthy sentences behind bars.
From January 2011 to January 2019, there have been 21 officer-involved shootings in Pueblo. 51-percent of those cases involved individuals who were currently on probation or parole.
In Pueblo, the Crime Stoppers program has been around since 1983. It hinges on a detective appointed to work as a liaison between the police department and the Crime Stoppers board who funds the reward payouts.
Hundreds of national and local 9-1-1 emergency communications leaders are in Washington D.C. this week to ask Congress the FCC to prioritize and fund “Next Generation 9-1-1” systems.
Imagine finding out the State of Colorado owes you thousands of dollars, but you have to fight the government for months to get it. Our News 5 Investigates team was able to help a retiree get an $8,000 refund.
The Great Colorado Payback Program is supposed to reunite Coloradans with lost assets, but some people are dealing with frustrating delays in getting their claims processed.
A squatter exposed by News 5 Investigates last year is now behind bars for allegedly raping a woman as she was sleeping in her bedroom.
To date, the program is credited for returning more than $434 million in money that previously sat “unclaimed” in the State Treasurer’s Office. Do you have money waiting for you?