House committee moves forward bill to require arrest of parolees who tamper with ankle monitors

DENVER - Colorado lawmakers grant initial approval to a bill requiring the immediate arrest of parolees who try to tamper with their ankle monitoring bracelets.

The bill, designated House Bill 14-1044, was approved with amendments by the House Judiciary Committee.

"We're going to get this done because you know when you're dealing with public safety and you're dealing with parolees, it's absolutely essential that this be followed up on fast, and firmly, and effectively," said Rep. Daniel Kagan (D-Denver), who sits on the committee.

The bill is part of a legislative response to the ongoing investigation of the Evan Ebel case. 7NEWS' CALL7 Investigators reported that Ebel went unchecked for days after cutting off his ankle bracelet and later killed two men.