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WE ARE A GROUP OF CONCERNED ALBANY COUNTY RESIDENTS DEMANDING TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND COMMUNITY OVERSIGHT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.

ACoPP in the news

The New Yorker: "How violent cops stay in law enforcement" – May 2021

In November, on the anniversary of Robbie’s death, Karlee Provenza won her election by a hundred and sixty votes. Hinkel cried when she heard the news. “It’s not all about justice,” she said. “It’s about a need for a change.”

WyoFile: "Laramie effort exposes hurdles to increased police oversight" – June 2022

Laramie City officials have continued to argue that community oversight of law enforcement is a bad thing and that what ACoPP has called for isn't legally feasible. But, those claims are meant to obstruct efforts towards transparency and accountability.

Casper Star Tribune: "Settlement reached in Albany County Officer Shooting Case" – May 2022

Without ACoPP's persistent pursuit for justice for Robbie Ramirez since Nov. 2018, Robbie's killing would have been swept under the rug.

Casper Star Tribune: "Albany County Sheriff's officer Derek Colling Resigns" – June 2021

After pushing for Colling's termination, he finally resigns after the former sheriff and county attorney are pushed out. ACoPP continues to demand that Colling be decertified by Peace Officer Standards and Training .

NBC: "After shooting, unrest, Wyoming gets its first Black sheriff" – December 2021

After helping push Dave O'Malley into retirement, ACoPP worked to ensure that the incoming sheriff wasn't someone groomed by the culture that created a toxic agency.

WyoFile: "Albany County sheriff reveals retirement plans as lawsuit hits" – November 2020

Though O’Malley may have been considering retirement since 2018, local and national protests, as well as public scrutiny, clearly rankled him.

Laramie Boomerang: "One Year Later" – November 2019

After one year of no justice for the murder of Robbie Ramirez, community members came out to support Robbie's family and remind public officials that we haven't forgotten and we still demand justice for Robbie.

Wyoming Public Media: "Autopsy Indicates Ramirez Was Shot Twice In The Back" – March 2019

ACoPP released an autopsy report that says Albany County Sheriff's Corporal Derek Colling shot unarmed Robbie Ramirez three times, including two shots to the back.

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