Laramie Police Department

Maggie Mullen

On a windy Wednesday evening, local protesters filled the sidewalks of downtown Laramie wearing masks and holding signs with messages like, "Black Lives Matter" and "Silence = Violence."

Tennessee Watson

The Laramie Police Department is one of just six law enforcement agencies from across the country selected to participate in a pilot program to help improve investigations of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Elected officials haven't had much to say in response to an officer-involved shooting in Albany County. County Attorney Peggy Trent and Undersheriff Josh DeBree held a press conference shortly after the November 4, 2018, incident where Cpl. Derek Colling shot and killed unarmed Laramie-resident Robbie Ramirez. Trent also hosted a press conference in January after a grand jury decided not to indict Colling. She suggested then the county should examine why this happened and how to avoid it in the future.

Albany County for Proper Policing

A Laramie group has 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. The incident occurred on November 4, 2018.

Screenshot of footage gathered by KGWN Cheyenne


Last week a grand jury decided not to indict Albany County Sheriff's officer Derek Colling. In November, he shot and killed 39-year-old Laramie resident Robbie Ramirez. The jury found the officer's use of lethal force was justified. The decision hasn't convinced everyone in Laramie that the officer couldn't have made a different choice.

Irina Zhorov

A new program will allow Laramie and Cheyenne police officers to help one another during the Jubilee and Frontier Days weekends this month.

The arrangement allows an employee of one city to work in another city as needed. The police departments have decided to pilot the program with a focus on preventing drunk driving during the two popular festivals, beginning this weekend.

Commander Mitchell Cushman of the Laramie Police Department says that while the Cheyenne officers will be actively patrolling for impaired drivers, they will be able to enforce all Laramie laws. 

The Laramie Police Department is asking the public for help locating a suspect.  The LPD is seeking a white male, about 5-foot-10 and weighing 210 pounds, wearing a silver jacket and camouflage pants.

Police made a call at the suspect’s residence for an unrelated issue and found items used in methamphetamine preparation. One of the residents is cooperating and the other is still at large, though not considered dangerous.

Police Commander Mitchell Cushman says the nature of the investigation has evolved now.