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City of Commerce City responds to District Attorney’s decision

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City of Commerce City responds to District Attorney’s decision

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. – Commerce City is reviewing the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s statement into the Nov. 24 incident involving the shooting of a dog. The city has authorized an independent administrative review. One of the officers involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave while the others are not currently on patrol. The city released the following statement in response to the District Attorney’s report:

 

 “Commerce City places the highest value on the safety and well being of our community, its people and their property. This was a tragic event and our thoughts have been and continue to be with the owner during this difficult time. We want to thank District Attorney Don Quick and his staff for conducting an impartial investigation. Out of respect for the employee’s right to a fair trial and the integrity of the judicial process, it is not appropriate for us to comment or speculate on the DA’s investigation.

 

As a result of the charges filed, the officer has been placed on administrative leave. The city asked the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to complete the administrative review to determine if any city policies were violated. Commerce City is committed to making sure our employees are well trained and prepared to respond to unpredictable emergency situations, while ensuring the safety and well being of our community. We look forward to Douglas County’s objective conclusions and will work with the incoming police chief to take the appropriate next steps to positively move the police department forward and prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.”

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