- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - Olathe’s former police chief has appeared in court for allegedly using the town’s tax exempt status to buy large quantities of ammunition and provide it to other people.

The Montrose Daily Press reports (https://goo.gl/BIsP9h ) Ric Hawk was in court Monday on charges of official misconduct and misuse of official information.

Hawk, who was indicted in February, served as Olathe police chief from 2006 until 2013, when he resigned amid an investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Documents and emails show orders of various calibers of handgun and rifle ammunition through the Olathe Police Department.

The indictment says more than $7,604 in cash was collected for the purchases by individuals separate from the police department, resulting in $836 in unpaid federal excise taxes and $658 in state tax.


Information from: The Montrose Daily Press, https://www.montrosepress.com

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