- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation of the Denver Police Department’s second-in-command over his handling of an open-records request.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/2mPkNXP ) the District Attorney’s Office announced the inquiry Friday into the actions of Deputy Chief Matt Murray.

It’s the second investigation in the case. On Thursday, the city Department of Safety announced it was looking into Murray’s handling of the open-records request as well as an internal affairs case.

Murray says he welcomes the investigations and that they’ll disclose the truth and put the issue to rest.

The two inquiries involve an internal affairs investigation into an alleged sexual assault by an officer and a second person, and Murray’s response to a request for records connected to that case.

No charges were filed after the sexual assault investigation.

___

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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide