Statement of Attorney General Weiser on the selection process of Aurora independent consent decree monitor
Nov. 1, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statement regarding the launch of a competitive process by the City of Aurora to select an independent monitor for a possible consent decree:
“My Department and Aurora city officials continue to work constructively towards a possible agreement on a consent decree to implement changes outlined in the pattern and practice report released last month. While that process continues, we support the search for an independent consent decree monitor so that the finalist can begin their oversight role immediately if and when a consent decree is entered into.
“The purpose of the monitor will be to serve as a resource to the City of Aurora, the Department of Law, and the court to determine compliance with the consent decree. Moreover, the monitor will provide professional and organizational expertise and advice related to changes in policies, practices, training, and reporting required by the consent decree. We encourage all qualified persons who may have interest in serving as the consent decree monitor to consider applying.
“The ultimate goal of any consent decree is to implement meaningful and lasting change that will support the City of Aurora and its residents as it works to improve and build trust in law enforcement. Because this is an ongoing matter, we have no further comment at this time.”
More information about the application process is available here.