Some videos, audio released in El Paso County rancher dispute

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — FOX31 continues to follow the alleged harassment of Black ranchers in El Paso County and the ongoing dispute between the Mallerys and their neighbors.

On Tuesday evening, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office released hours of body camera video and what they say are all eligible case reports.

The tweet went out at 5:06 p.m., reading in part, “In an effort to be transparent with our interactions with residents in the Yoder area, and to dispute specific claims made by Courtney and Nicole Mallery, Sheriff Joe Roybal has released all reports and body-worn camera footage for eligible cases to the public and media.”

The Mallerys’ story has made national headlines, and the tipping point happened in February when Courtney Mallery was arrested, which sparked a rally at the state Capitol, where supporters from across the country marched together.

The Sheriff’s Office said it will release 96 videos and approximately 38 hours of body camera video. As of 10 p.m. on Tuesday, not all the videos had been uploaded for viewing.

During a presentation a few weeks ago, the Sheriff’s Office uploaded video from an incident in April 2021 involving Nicole Mallery, a weapon and a trespasser.

In that video, Nicole Mallery says to a deputy, “I was like, ‘Give me some ID,’ and he just started running.” The deputy then says, “What I’m trying to figure out is at what point did the weapon discharge, because he’s saying there was a discharge of the weapon in the air.” Nicol