- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Boulder police detective accused of warning a child-luring suspect that he was under investigation has resigned from the department.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/1pWIHu8 ) 56-year-old Detective Jack Gardner resigned Wednesday, the same day he was charged with being an accessory to a crime, first-degree official misconduct and obstructing a peace officer. He had been on unpaid administrative leave.

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. Investigators believe the detective tipped off the suspect because he was apparently upset about being left out of the department’s plan to arrest the man.

Gardner declined to comment after Wednesday’s hearing, and police officials declined to comment about the resignation.

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

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