Sunday, January 27, 2008

CO - Denver officer fired for alleged misconduct

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01/26/2008

Charges won't be filed, the DA's staff says. Another officer is suspended, and that investigation continues.

One Denver police officer has been fired and another suspended amid allegations of misconduct, a police spokesman and public safety manager both said Friday night.

Denver Police Officer Randall Hurst was fired and Officer Michael Jimenez has been suspended, said police spokesman John White.

The circumstances could not be confirmed, White said, referring queries to Mary Dulacki, manager of records for the Denver Department of Safety.

"I don't know anything about the details and what the allegations are at this point," Dulacki said.

The time of the alleged misconduct, and when Hurst was fired, is unclear, White and Dulacki said. An investigation into the conduct by Jimenez continues, they said.

A local television station reported that both officers were accused of on-duty sex in uniform. Citing anonymous "police contacts," CBS4 reported on its website that Hurst was accused of having sex with a suspected prostitute in the bathroom of an East Colfax Taco Bell.

A police district supervisor declined comment saying he knew nothing about the allegations and that police are prohibited from talking with reporters.

Lynn Kimbrough, Denver district attorney's office spokeswoman, said Friday night that the DA's office has reviewed the case and will not be filing charges against Hurst. She said no decision has been made in the case of Jimenez because the investigation is continuing.

Hurst and Jimenez could not be reached for comment Friday night.



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