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Arvada Police Officers on Administrative Leave

Two Arvada police officers are currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an on-going internal investigation reviewing allegations of inappropriate conduct by members of the department. 

One focus of the investigation is an allegation that an officer struck a suspect in January of 2010. In addition, there has been an allegation that one or more officers witnessed the incident and failed to report it. 

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has been asked to conduct a simultaneous investigation to determine if any criminal charges should be filed in the matter. 

This incident is part of an on-going internal investigation related to possible violations of Departmental policies and procedures. 

"The Arvada Police Department will not tolerate excessive use of force, untruthfulness, or any other actions of inappropriate conduct. If the investigations find violations did occur, I will take the necessary action to assure the community of our commitment to fair, legal, and impartial law enforcement, and to ensure our officers continue to respond to the needs of our citizens with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism,” said Arvada Police Chief Don Wick. 

The names of the officers are not being released at this time because of the active internal and criminal investigations. 

A total of five Arvada Police Officers have resigned: three related to the incident(s) mentioned above and two others related to separate internal personnel matters.