News & Press Releases 2007

Attorney General Suthers Appoints Dennis Ellis Deputy Attorney General For State Services And Nate Strauch As Communications Director

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers announced today that Dennis Ellis will join the Attorney General’s Office in January as Deputy Attorney General for State Services. Dennis Ellis currently serves as executive director for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. He will succeed Renny Fagan who left to become Sen. Ken Salazar’s state director.

“Dennis Ellis brings exceptional experience to this position,” said Suthers. “With his extensive background in public service and state government, he will serve the citizens of Colorado well.”

Attorney General Suthers Releases Arrest Figures From New Internet Safety Law

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today released statewide figures detailing the number of charges brought by district attorneys following the implementation of HB-1011, the cornerstone of Suthers’ Safe Surfing Initiative, which has given law enforcement additional tools to prosecute Internet predators.

“In six short months, prosecutors have used these new laws to bring fifty-eight charges against alleged perpetrators,” said Suthers. “These laws are an important new tool in protecting our children from Internet predators.”

Attorney General Suthers Releases First Report Of The Methamphetamine Task Force

DENVER – Attorney General Suthers today released the first Methamphetamine Task Force Report pursuant to C.R.S. 18-18.5-103(6)(d). The Task Force was established last July to combat the scourge of methamphetamine in Colorado.

“Our data indicates that the rate of methamphetamine abuse has doubled in the last five years,” said Suthers, chair of the Methamphetamine Task Force. “This alarming trend has significant and devastating effects on our communities. Through the work of the Meth Task Force, we look forward to seeing this trend decline.”

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