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9Wants to Know and I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS have been working together over the past six months on an unprecedented look at reported dog bites along the Front Range.

Thousands of Dog Bites Along Front Range Focus of I-News, 9News Analysis

In an unprecedented analysis of dog bites along Colorado's Front Range, an I-News, 9 Wants to Know inquiry found that more than 6,000 people had been bitten in 2012 and 2013, according to police and animal control reports. About 4 percent of the bite were labeled severe, while one in four were considered moderate and the remainder were labeled minor.

Racial Disparities Exist in Denver Police Shootings, I-News Inquiry Finds

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A black Denver resident is three times more likely than a white resident to be shot by law enforcement. Latino residents are nearly twice as likely to be shot. At a time when the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has brought tensions between police and minority communities to the forefront, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has found that racial disparities persist in police shootings in Denver. Seven of the 33 people shot by Denver police and sheriff’s deputies in the past five years were African American, according to data collected by the Office of the Independent Monitor, a city watchdog. That’s about 21 percent, compared with an overall black population in Denver of 9.7 percent during roughly the same period, according to Census data. Continue Reading →