Colorado lawmakers have approved a bill to remove autopsy reports involving minors from documents available to the public under the Colorado Open Records Act.
The Senate approved House changes to the bill late Tuesday and it’s on its way to the governor’s desk.
Supporters argue that the release of detailed autopsies on youth creates unnecessary pain for survivors and can encourage copycat teen suicides.
Opponents warned the bill will hamper reporting on suspicious youth deaths, government child protection programs, and holding elected coroners accountable. Read more…