The last week has not been a good one for the Colorado police force. Statewide there have been numerous incidents if indecent behavior, overly aggressive tactics, slow response times or just plain old criminal activity.
The Daily Camera reported on Thursday that in a recent study, Boulder police officers are responding one minute and nine seconds longer to respond to calls for service than the previous year, on average. One minute may not seem like a long time, but it can be the difference between life and death or catching a criminal and not.
In Colorado Springs, officer Joshua Carrier was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of purchasing child pornography on the Internet, The Colorado Springs Gazette reports. In addition to that, Officer Carrier was also the subject of an internal affairs review after a complaint was filed against him that during a middle school sporting event, (Carrier was a school resource officer at Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs) he allegedly pulled his shirt up to show a gun in an act of intimidation towards an attendant of the game.
On Thursday CBSDenver reported that Aurora police officer Jason Pray is under investigation for allegedly participating in a street race that led to an accident on Castle Pines Parkway in Douglas County back in March. He faces to counts of child abuse as his two children were with him in his car at the time when his BMW reached speeds around 80 mph in a 40 mph zone.
The Huffington Post reported yesterday about the ACLU calling for the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into Denver police brutality citing seven cases since 2004 where overly aggressive police have cost the city of Denver hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements.
What is going on with Colorado cops recently? Share your observations or anything unusual you’ve noticed in your area in the comments below.