Bias-motivated charge will be filed if evidence supports it: district attorney

Colorado Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael J. Allen said on Monday that his office would file a bias-motivated charge if the evidence supports, it but said as the highest-level charge is a Class 4 felony. As a probation-eligible offence, a Class 4 felony would not “elevate” the potential sentence in the case. He said it is important to “let the community know that we do not tolerate bias-motivated crimes in this community.”