- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

EVANS, Colo. (AP) - An Evans police officer who was investigated for misconduct after a 2012 shooting death has been cleared of wrongdoing.

Evans Police said Tuesday an internal investigation found that officer Michael Yates did not violate any of the department’s policies in handling witness interviews after the Jan. 1, 2012, death of 28-year-old Ashley Fallis.

Police say a television reporter claimed he had information that Yates altered witness statements during the investigation. In August, an outside investigation by the Loveland Police Department also cleared Yates of any criminal wrongdoing.

KMGH-TV reports (https://goo.gl/WhT06Z ) Fallis’ death was originally ruled a suicide, but the case was re-opened in April 2014. A grand jury indicted her husband, Tom Fallis, a former Weld County jail deputy, on murder charges in November.

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Information from: KMGH-TV, https://www.thedenverchannel.com

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