- Associated Press - Monday, February 13, 2017

DENVER (AP) - A Denver police officer whose body camera captured him stealing $1,200 from a suspect at a crime scene has been sentenced to a year and a half of probation.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/Q27krG ) 48-year-old Julian Archuleta resigned from the department Friday immediately after pleading guilty to official misconduct and theft.

Police say his body camera recorded him taking cash from a suspect’s clothing during an October shooting investigation, including a $100 bill.

But investigators say a detective who collected the cash and logged it as evidence did not find any $100 bills. The detective reviewed Archuleta’s body camera footage and contacted internal affairs.

Archuleta’s case was the first in which criminal charges were filed against a Denver police officer based on his body-camera footage. He had been with the department since 2004.



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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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