- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Boulder police detective accused of warning a child-luring suspect that he was under investigation apparently because he was upset about being left out of the department’s plan to arrest the man.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/1oSLB2I ) 56-year-old Detective Jack Gardner was charged Wednesday with being an accessory to a crime, first-degree official misconduct and obstructing a peace officer.

Gardner is accused of sending the suspect an email from his work computer in June warning him not to meet a 13-year-old girl, who was really a Boulder police officer looking to arrest him. Police say they inadvertently excluded Gardner from the investigation.

Gardner and his attorney declined to comment after Wednesday’s hearing. The detective has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

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Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/

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