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Derek Colling fired from Laramie Police Department Special Response Team

Albany County Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling has been terminated from the Special Response Team (SRT), according to sources inside the Laramie Police Department (LPD).In meetings with LPD staff, Albany County for Proper Policing (ACoPP) learned that Colling had previously served as an officer on the SRT. The team is managed by LPD, which staffs the …

It’s going to take oversight from people like you to see meaningful reforms

If we want to make meaningful changes in law enforcement in Albany County, it is going to take oversight from people like you. After the April 16th commissioner meeting, Albany County officials discussed the potential of forming an ad hoc committee to address ACoPP’s concerns. While an ad hoc committee would certainly be a positive step …

Community Members Testify at Commissioners’ Meeting Seeking Transparency & Accountability

Thank you to everyone who spoke out to the Albany County Commissioners these past weeks by writing emails, Letters to the Editor, and joining us for Tuesday morning’s Commission meeting. The room was packed on Tuesday! The clear majority of folks were there to speak on behalf of public safety, accountability, and transparency. Testimony regarding …

Autopsy report: Colling shot Ramirez three times, twice in the back

Results from the autopsy of Robbie Ramirez show that Albany County Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling shot him three times in the process of killing him, including twice in the back. Ramirez, who was unarmed and struggled with mental illness, was the third person Colling has shot and killed in the line of duty. Albany County …

CREEP ALERT: Derek Colling is back at work, armed and in charge

Friends and Neighbors: Many people in the community have asked us if we had information about Derek Colling’s employment status. We didn’t, so we asked Sheriff Dave O’Malley. O’Malley told us that Colling returned to work three weeks ago! Maybe that’s why Colling felt confident enough to attend last week’s Laramie city council meeting and …

Albany County Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling is headed back to work after third on-duty killing

Albany County Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling will likely return to work within the next few weeks, according to Albany County Sheriff Dave O’Malley. On Jan. 10, a grand jury declined to indict Colling for his killing of Robbie Ramirez in the line of duty last November. Colling has been on paid administrative leave since the …