Cops Investigating ‘Incidents Directed At’ Colorado Justices After Trump Ballot Ruling

 Law enforcement officials are working to keep justices on the Colorado Supreme Court safe after a ruling that kicked former President Donald Trump off the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) and FBI provided statements to the media about their efforts to investigate any threats to the justices and provide extra security following the 4-3 decision last week to disqualify Trump based on the view that he engaged in an insurrection on January 6, 2021.

“The Denver Police Department is currently investigating incidents directed at Colorado Supreme Court justices and will continue working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to thoroughly investigate any reports of threats or harassment,” DPD told ABC News on Tuesday.

“Due to the open investigations and safety and privacy considerations, we will not be providing details of these investigations,” DPD added. “The Department is providing extra patrols around justice’s residences in Denver and will provide additional safety support if/as requested.”

Despite saying they would not provide details on the investigations, police have provided information on one particular incident. Officers traveled to the home of one justice on Thursday evening in response to what police suspect was a “hoax report,” according to The Washington Post.

The FBI told CNN on Monday the agency is “aware of the situation” and working with law enforcement at the local level. “We will vigorously pursue investigations of any threat or use of violence committed by someone who uses extremist views to justify their actions regardless of motivation,” the FBI added.


The Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling, placed on hold until January 4, “subject to any further appellate proceedings,” hinges on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which is widely viewed as being designed to block former officials from returning to public office after the Civil War if they joined the Confederacy.

Trump’s campaign vowed to “swiftly file an appeal” to the U.S. Supreme Court as well as a concurrent request for a stay of the decision. And on his Truth Social account, Trump decried “ELECTION INTERFERENCE!” while also calling for other legal matters he faces to be dropped.

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