- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DENVER (AP) - An arrest warrant for assault has been issued for one of the authors of Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights after an incident outside a Denver courthouse earlier this month.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/xcQIRQ ) the warrant for Douglas Bruce was issued Sunday for an April 10 incident outside a courthouse near the Capitol. Bruce is accused of grabbing a cellphone from the hands of Dede Laugesen, executive director of Colorado Springs Government Watch. Bruce was leaving the courthouse following a hearing in which prosecutors said he violated his probation in his 2012 tax evasion conviction.

Laugesen says the former lawmaker grabbed the phone while she was questioning Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Helen Collins, who was in Denver supporting Bruce.

But Bruce says he was just trying to push the phone away as Laugesen was harassing him and Collins.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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