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Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview - Colorado; Colorado Revised Statutes Annotated

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This is a 1997 overview of Colorado law pertinent to the privacy and security of criminal justice information.

Part 4 of the Colorado Revised Statutes establishes the Colorado Bureau of Investigation as a Division of the Department of Public Safety. Among its specified duties, the Bureau is to establish and maintain fingerprint, crime, criminal, fugitive, stolen property, and other identification files and records. Part 2 of the Revised Statutes declares it to be the public policy of the State that all public records shall be open for inspection by any person at reasonable times, except as otherwise specified by law. Exempt records are indicated in the provisions of this law. Under Colorado law, the custodian of criminal justice records may allow any person to inspect such records unless such inspection would be contrary to any State statute or it is prohibited by rules promulgated by the Supreme Court or by the order of any court. The custodian may deny access to records of investigations conducted by or of intelligence information or security procedures of criminal justice agencies. Further, access to criminal justice investigatory files may be denied. This compendium also includes provisions for the sealing of records.