Colorado laws allow rogue officers to stay in law enforcement

07/12/2015

From left: Michael Jimenez, Kirk Firko and Todd Vecellio.

From left: Michael Jimenez, Kirk Firko and Todd Vecellio. (Handout)

“Colorado’s lenient police discipline system allows rogue officers to jump from department to department despite committing transgressions that would bar them from law enforcement jobs in many states.

Michael Jimenez resigned from the Denver police force in 2008 after he allegedly had sex with a prostitute he picked up in his squad car. But that did not stop the Custer County Sheriff’s Office from hiring him in 2009. He lost that job, too, in less than a year.”

Christopher N. Osher, “Colorado laws allow rogue officers to stay in law enforcement”, The Denver Post, 07/12/2015, http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28470805/colorado-laws-allow-rogue-officers-stay-law-enforcement

 

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