Colorado judge doesn't even consider “red flag” complaint from prisoner against sheriff: Double standards of justice
The District Judge in Colorado, James F. Hartman, did not find the motion against the local sheriff worthy of attention, simply refused to consider it. Prisoner Leo Crispin filed a complaint against prison guards and Sheriff Steve Reams on February 19 after Weld County deputies were "intimidating and excessively abusing inmates" by carrying shotguns in the jail, reports The Denver Channel.
According to Crispin, and in accordance with the state’s new anti-gun laws, a court can seize weapons from any citizen if they pose a threat to themselves or others. According to the petition, the prisoners considered themselves in danger due to the fact that deputies illegally carried shotguns into the prison territory, which the convicted criminals justifiably considered their temporary housing.
Judge James F. Hartman, in response to the prisoner's complaint, said that Crispin “failed to provide any facts” that they were in danger while in jail.
As it turned out later, Sheriff Steve Reams was not even aware that a petition had been filed against him.
"I would argue the system failed because this inmate was able to exploit the legislation’s loose definition of a ‘household’ to levy the petition in the first place," Reams said.
Also returning to the events of last year, when the law was adopted. Reams was an ardent opponent of the law and flatly refused to comply, considering it unconstitutional.
Later on the official Facebook page, the sheriff commented on the incident.