- Associated Press - Thursday, April 13, 2017

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A sheriff’s deputy has been arrested after investigators say he forced a fleeing suspect off the roof of a building northeast of Denver.

James Cook, an Adams County sheriff’s deputy, was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree assault stemming from the March 21 chase that injured a 24-year-old domestic violence suspect.

Investigators say the suspect climbed onto the rooftop of an outbuilding in Brighton and fell during a confrontation with the 33-year-old deputy. Witnesses say Cook physically forced the man off of the building.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office investigated because the suspect had fled into its jurisdiction.

Booking documents do not indicate if Cook has hired an attorney.



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