Denver, Colorado: Black students were disproportionately policed, data shows

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    25 students ticketed, 5 arrested after police returned to Denver schools last fall
    Black students were disproportionately policed, data shows

    School resource officers ticketed 25 students and arrested five last fall in their first full semester back in Denver Public Schools buildings, according to new data released by Colorado’s largest district. Black students were disciplined disproportionately last semester, making up about one-third of those arrested or ticketed despite being only 13% of the district’s student population, according to the data released to The Denver Post via a public-records request. “We know that our schools must be a place were all students feel safe,” DPS Chief of Safety Greg Cazzell said during a school board meeting Thursday. “There’s still work to ...

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