IN THIS SECTION Links     General Info     Names     Cities     Noble Causes GENERAL INFORMATION Noble Causes Corruption Denver Colorado Criminal Lawyer dot com: When the police lie https://www.denver-colorado-criminal-lawyer.com/when-the-police-lie-wrongful-convictions-in-colorado-nobel-cause-corruption Excerpt:  Police Acting Out Of Notions Of So Called “Nobel Cause” Purposes When They Corrupt Investigations.  It is extremely rare to have a truly bad police officer commit intentional perjury on the witness stand.  More often the motivation of a lying police officer is based on what has been named “noble cause corruption.”  Noble cause corruption stands for the proposition that a police officer will lie because the officer believes that “good outcomes justify bad behavior.”  The ends justify the means…What follows is taken from a police officer based website describing noble cause corruption: Remember, we are talking about good officers trying to do the right thing (noble cause), but due to bureaucratic red tape, a lack of evidence, or any other roadblock to “getting the job done,” they feel forced to bend or even break the rules to catch the bad guy (corruption). https://www.denver-colorado-criminal-lawyer.com/when-the-police-lie-wrongful-convictions-in-colorado-nobel-cause-corruption Denver Post (2017/10/11) Police officers lives at risk false media narrative http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/11/police-officers-lives-are-at-risk-because-of-a-false-media-narrative/ NAMES Ashby, James     Bethel, Mickey     Bethel, Justin     Burke, Ryan     Carpenter, Travis     Delaney, David     Eubanks, Casey     Firko, Kirk     Gatchell, Nadia     Goodall - See Lodge    Hernandez, Ricardo     Jimenez, Michael     Joiner, Anthony Paul     Lodge, Jennifer (or Goodall)     Moore, Justin     Pool, Darin     Portugal, Leonard     Webb, Tony  (scroll down if links not active)   Ashby, James.  (2015) Rocky Ford.  From Denver Post 08/15/2015: Excerpt:In the case of Ashby, who is no longer with the police force, prosecutors have filed criminal charges, including second-degree murder, in the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Jack Jacquez Jr. on Oct. 12 in the home of Jacquez’s mother.  It is the first homicide case for an on-duty police shooting to be prosecuted in Colorado in two decades. http://www.denverpost.com/2015/08/15/second-chance-cops-become-issue-in-rocky-ford-after-fatal-shooting/ Bethel, Mickey and Justin http://www.denverpost.com/2015/08/15/second-chance-cops-become-issue-in-rocky-ford-after-fatal-shooting/ Carpenter, Travis (2009 Domestic Violence Issue) http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2009/06/co-durango-police-officer-arrested-for.html Burke, Ryan http://www.denverpost.com/2017/09/06/denver-police-officer-arrested-sunday-connection-domestic-violence/ Delaney, David https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-in-cuffs/ex-colorado-cop-sentenced-to-ten-years-in-prison-for-child-pornography-FR17- UkhvU2-VITFXj8HEQ Eubanks, Casey https://durangoherald.com/articles/283841-shane-frenchs-lawsuit-against-city-police-officers-nears-end Firko, Kirk http://www.denverpost.com/2015/07/11/colorado-laws-allow-rogue-officers-to-stay-in-law-enforcement/ Gatchell, Nadia https://www.policemisconduct.net/a-revolving-door-in-colorado/ Goodall, Jennifer (or Lodge) https://durangoherald.com/articles/283841-shane-frenchs-lawsuit-against-city-police-officers-nears-end Hernandez, Ricardo.  Sgt.   (Mountain View/Golden - Jefferson County) http://www.9news.com/news/crime/two-police-officers-indicted-for-fraud-embezzlement-theft/432528648 Jimenez, Michael.  (2015) Fowler. Excerpt from Denver Post (07/11/2015): Jimenez, who declined comment, got pass after pass because Colorado requires a felony conviction or a conviction of one of 44 misdemeanors specified in statute to bring an end to an officer’s career in law enforcement. http://www.denverpost.com/2015/07/11/colorado-laws-allow-rogue-officers-to-stay-in-law-enforcement/ Joiner, Anthony Paul http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/18/morrison-police-department-officer-arrested-theft-embezzlement/ Lodge, Jennifer (or Goodall) https://durangoherald.com/articles/283841-shane-frenchs-lawsuit-against-city-police-officers-nears-end Moore, Justin https://durangoherald.com/articles/305283 Poole, Darin.  http://www.denverpost.com/2015/08/15/second-chance-cops-become-issue-in-rocky-ford-after-fatal-shooting Portugal, Leonard.  Officer (Mountain View/Golden-Jefferson County) http://www.9news.com/news/crime/two-police-officers-indicted-for-fraud-embezzlement-theft/432528648 Webb, Tony.  Former police chief who hired Michael Jimenez. http://www.denverpost.com/2015/07/11/colorado-laws-allow-rogue-officers-to-stay-in-law-enforcement/ CITIES or places Red Rocks Community College https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-in-cuffs/ex-colorado-cop-sentenced-to-ten-years-in-prison-for-child-pornography-FR17- UkhvU2-VITFXj8HEQ Excerpt: This cop had pictures of minor girls bent over exposing their buttocks and vaginas Former police officer David Delaney, 29, was sentenced in federal court to 10 years in prison on February 12 for possessing images of child pornography. Delaney's prison time is also followed by five years of supervised release. Delaney was an officer with the Red Rocks Community College Police Department. In June 2018, law enforcement officers in Colorado from four agencies independently discovered Delaney’s computer offering child pornography for distribution online via a file-sharing program, The Denver Channel News reports. https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-in-cuffs/ex-colorado-cop-sentenced-to-ten-years-in-prison-for-child-pornography- FR17-UkhvU2-VITFXj8HEQ Colorado Springs Denver Post: (2018/01/19) Colorado Springs female police officers fitness test settlement https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/19/colorado-springs-female-police-officers-fitness-test-settlement/ Denver ACLU: ACLU Files Police Abuses Complaint With Denver Police Department and OIM http://aclu-co.org/court-cases/aclu-files-police-abuses-complaint-with-denver-police-department-and-oim/ Colorado Independent: (2016/01/22) Denver’s Sheriff’s Staff Involved: Michael Marshall didn’t have to die. By Mike Littwin. http://www.coloradoindependent.com/157251/littwin-michael-marshall-didnt-have-to-die Durango Behind the Blue Wall: Durango Police Officer Arrested for Domestic VIolence (2009/06) http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2009/06/co-durango-police-officer-arrested-for.html Note from PF:  As of at least 2020/01/04, The 2009 KRQE article associated with this issue seems to be gone. Youtube:  Durango Cop taz a guy then cop stomps the guy after having him cuffed.  By colts4life1821   (2013/04/18) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxC3j5wZzoI Fort Collins Denver Channel: Man awarded $150K in Fort Collins Police misconduct case; Says officer [Aaron Westby] should be fired By Lance Hernandez (03/10/2017) http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/fort-collins/man-awarded-150k-in-fort-collins-police-misconduct-case-says- officer-should-be-fired?page=2 Golden 9 News: (2017/04/19) Two police officers indicted for fraud, embezzlement, theft. By Kevin Vaughan http://www.9news.com/news/crime/two-police-officers-indicted-for-fraud-embezzlement-theft/432528648 Excerpt/Info:  Golden Colorado, Mountain View area. Lakewood Patch (2019/09/16)   K-9 Attacked Lakewood Man As He Slept; He's Suing Police. According to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, the plaintiff claims the officers used "force so excessive it nearly killed him. https://patch.com/colorado/lakewood-co/man-sues-lakewood-police-after-k-9-attacked-him-while-he-slept Youtube:   (2014/05/11) Lakewood, Colorado P.D. police officer lies about Terry Stop. By John Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh9VzrAfw4g La Junta Denver Post (2016/02/04) La Junta, Colorado altercation - MMA Fighter Says Cop Beat Him Left Him Paralyzed (http://www.denverpost.com/2016/02/04/colorado-mma-fighter-says-cops-beat-him-left-him-paralyzed/ Morrison Denver Post (2017/0/18) Morrison Police Dept. Former Morrison police officer accused of stealing more than $130,000 over 6 years Former lieutenant Anthony Paul Joiner was arrested on multiple charges of theft, embezzlement.  By Kieran Nicholson  http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/18/morrison-police-department-officer-arrested-theft-embezzlement/ Silt Denver Post (2017/08/25) Insurance fraud Silt police officer Grand Jury Indictment. By Kieran Nicholson http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/25/insurance-fraud-silt-police-officer-grand-jury-indictment/ LINKS ACLU: ACLU Files Police Abuses Complaint With Denver Police Department and OIM http://aclu-co.org/court-cases/aclu-files-police-abuses-complaint-with-denver-police-department-and-oim/ Behind the Blue Wall: Durango Police Officer Arrested for Domestic VIolence 2009/06 http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2009/06/co-durango-police-officer-arrested-for.html Note from PF:  As of at least 2020/01/04, The 2009 KRQE article associated with this issue seems to be gone. Colorado Independent: (2016/01/22) Denver’s Sheriff’s Staff Involved: Michael Marshall didn’t have to die. By Mike Littwin. http://www.coloradoindependent.com/157251/littwin-michael-marshall-didnt-have-to-die Note from PF:  This is an op-ed style of piece, with an emotion-hinging slant.  Stay focused on the facts by finding other articles to identify the actual evidence in this case. Excerpt:  And no less surprising, when the video was finally released to the family, the story it told offered up many more questions than answers.  The biggest question, of course, is this: Why did Michael Lee Marshall have to die? The easy answer is that he didn’t have to die, and, given that he died anyway, that something, after all this time, is still terribly wrong with the city jail culture.  Other questions: How many failures, how many recorded beatings, how many fired-but-reinstated deputies, how many deaths, how many refused to charge before something dramatic does change?…Denver sheriff’s staff restrained Michael Lee Marshall and put a spit guard on his mouth. He choked on his own vomit, lost consciousness and died nine days later. Nobody was charged in his death. Everything, sadly, went just as expected. Nobody was charged in the jailhouse death of Michael Lee Marshall, a mentally ill man arrested for trespassing and held on a $100 bond. In Mitch Morrissey’s tenure as Denver DA, no one ever gets charged in these cases. It’s the surest bet in town. http://www.coloradoindependent.com/157251/littwin-michael-marshall-didnt-have-to-die Denver Channel: Man awarded $150K in Fort Collins Police misconduct case; Says officer [Aaron Westby] should be fired By Lance Hernandez (03/10/2017) http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/fort-collins/man-awarded-150k-in-fort-collins-police-misconduct-case-says- officer-should-be-fired?page=2 Denver Post: (2018/01/19) Colorado Springs female police officers fitness test settlement https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/19/colorado-springs-female-police-officers-fitness-test-settlement/ (2018/03/19)  Denver Sheriff’s Department Michael Marshall Inmate Death https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/19/denver-sheriffs-department-michael-marshall-inmate-death/ (2017/0/18) Morrison Police Dept. Former Morrison police officer accused of stealing more than $130,000 over 6 years Former lieutenant Anthony Paul Joiner was arrested on multiple charges of theft, embezzlement.  By Kieran Nicholson  http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/18/morrison-police-department-officer-arrested-theft-embezzlement/ (2017/08/25) Insurance fraud Silt police officer Grand Jury Indictment. By Kieran Nicholson http://www.denverpost.com/2017/08/25/insurance-fraud-silt-police-officer-grand-jury-indictment/ (2017/10/11) Police officers lives at risk false media narrative http://www.denverpost.com/2017/10/11/police-officers-lives-are-at-risk-because-of-a-false-media-narrative/ (2016/02/04) La Junta, Colorado altercation - MMA Fighter Says Cop Beat Him Left Him Paralyzed (http://www.denverpost.com/2016/02/04/colorado-mma-fighter-says-cops-beat-him-left-him-paralyzed/ (1961/12/26) INFO/HISTORY DENVER: Historical expose: year 1961 had a lot of police burglaries http://www.denverpost.com/1961/12/26/expos-of-police-burglaries-marked-citys-year-of-shame/ Excerpt: This was the year of shame for the Denver Police Department: From 1961’s first hours until its last days, the parade of burglars-with-badges made headlines not only throughout the nation but around the world. And to that large part of the world under Communist rule, the Denver police story was the story of American decadence.At year’s end, 47 Denver policemen had been named as burglars. Also implcated were a sheriff, two deputies, two private detectives and three civilians.How did it happen?“The department made it easy for us,” the leading police-burglars say. They pointed to a breakdown in departmental discipline and supervision that made it possible for them to double as safecrackers. http://www.denverpost.com/1961/12/26/expos-of-police-burglaries-marked-citys-year-of-shame/ (2015/10/10) Colorado laws give fired police officers from other states a second chance here http://www.denverpost.com/2015/10/10/how-colorado-laws-give-fired-police-officers-from-other-states-a-second-chance-here/ (2015/08/15) Second chance cops become issue in rocky ford after fatal shooting http://www.denverpost.com/2015/08/15/second-chance-cops-become-issue-in-rocky-ford-after-fatal-shooting/ Denver Tribune: Colorado news article:  (2017/05/16) Police for profit corruption https://www.northdenvertribune.com/2017/05/16/policing-for-profit/ Durango Herald (2019/12/04) Durango police officer accused of domestic violence appears in court .Arguments over money, infidelity apparently led to abuse.  By Bret Hauff. https://durangoherald.com/articles/305283 Excerpt:  Justin Moore, 31, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the alleged assault, according to court records.  Excerpt: The officer, who has been suspended on paid leave pending an investigation, appeared Wednesday in La Plata County Combined Courts wearing an orange jumpsuit. Moore, who did not have a lawyer, could be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor assault charge, punishable by six to 18 months in jail and a fine of $500 to $5,000, said La Plata County Magistrate Sarah Law…Issues over money and an alleged extramarital affair led to an altercation that resulted in a Durango Police Department officer’s arrest earlier this week on suspicion of domestic violence, according to arresting documents. https://durangoherald.com/articles/305283 (2019/07/01) Shane French’s lawsuit against Cortez, police officers nears end.  Settlement agreement being finalized, attorney says.  By Erika Alvero https://durangoherald.com/articles/283841-shane-frenchs-lawsuit-against-city-police-officers-nears-end Excerpt: Settlement negotiations are nearing a conclusion in the case of Shane French, a Cortez resident who has sued the city of Cortez and several police officers over an arrest in 2014. The civil lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by French and two of his family members in 2016. According to U.S. District Court documents, an agreement was reached during a conference on May 2, but specifics regarding Medicaid lien information were still being ironed out…The lawsuit was initially filed on Feb. 5, 2016, against the city of Cortez and police officers Casey Eubanks, Jennifer Lodge (also known as Jennifer Goodall), Boyd Neagle, Ryan Carter, Sgt. David Allmon and Chief Roy Lane. The filing came after French was found not guilty in the 22nd Judicial District Court in December 2014 on all charges relating to the alleged stabbing of a Cortez police officer. (2018/01/23) Colorado Springs settles $2.5m police discrimination lawsuit https://durangoherald.com/articles/204999-colorado-springs-settles-25m-police-discrimination-lawsuit Excerpt: The city of Colorado Springs has approved a $2.5 million settlement for 12 female police officers who say their careers were harmed by a physical aptitude test that discriminated against women. (2018/04/20) La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web.  Identity theft, child pornography among top targets for detectives.  By Mia Rupani https://durangoherald.com/articles/219599 (2012/07/07) FBI stats: Durango is heavy on police.Officials cite commuters, tourists as reasons for added presence.  By Shane Benjamin Deputy editor https://durangoherald.com/articles/41115 Huffington Post: Denver Police Brutality, A Troubling Response to Brutality by Jeff Schweitzer 05/2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/denver-police-brutality/ Excerpt: Unfortunately, police have a tendency to adopt a siege mentality, circling the wagons on every occasion of potential wrongdoing. Then they wonder why the public has a growing distrust of police departments, even as they defend the indefensible. Police must stop defending criminals in their midst if they hope to regain the public support they should so clearly have. Some listed cases in this section on Huffington Post: Robert Duran Homeless Man Awarded $40,000 After Being Beaten by Sheriff’s Deputy 07/2013 No Disciplinary Action 2009 Beating 04/2013 Despite Drunk Joy Ride Might Get Job Back  05/2012 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/denver-police-brutality/ The Journal 2019/06/29 Cortez Shane French’s lawsuit against city, police officers nears end. By Erika Alvera.  https://the-journal.com/articles/143869 Excerpt:  The lawsuit was initially filed on Feb. 5, 2016, against the city of Cortez and police officers Casey Eubanks, Jennifer Lodge (also known as Jennifer Goodall), Boyd Neagle, Ryan Carter, Sgt. David Allmon and Chief Roy Lane. The filing came after French was found not guilty in the 22nd Judicial District Court in December 2014 on all charges relating to the alleged stabbing of a Cortez police officer.The original complaint alleges that Cortez police officers were called to the French family’s home for assistance for a mental health hold for French – a qualified individual with a disability – but then illegally entered without consent.The complaint further alleges that the officers pushed Glenn and Patti French, “tackled Shane French to the ground and handcuffed him,” and then “repeatedly tased Shane French while he was in handcuffs.”French was then charged with four counts of assaulting a peace officer and three counts of resisting arrest. The alleged assault was connected to a small nick on the left side of officer Casey Eubanks’ stomach, according to court testimony.French was in custody for about 10 months before being cleared of all charges by a jury.  https://the-journal.com/articles/143869 2019/03/25 Cortez former police officer pay $100k in misconduct case. https://the-journal.com/articles/132439-cortez-former-police-officer-pay-100k-in-misconduct-case Excerpt: The city of Cortez and a former Cortez police officer agreed in January to pay a $100,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed a year after the officer pleaded guilty in a criminal misconduct case. Officer Reuben Liska resigned Feb. 4, 2017, amid a criminal investigation into an allegation that he had “inappropriate physical contact” with a woman who had called for police assistance. He was charged with one count of official misconduct in Montezuma County, and after pleading guilty in August 2017, was sentenced the following November to two years of probation. https://the-journal.com/articles/132439-cortez-former-police-officer-pay-100k-in-misconduct-case Patch (2019/09/16)   K-9 Attacked Lakewood Man As He Slept; He's Suing Police. According to a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court, the plaintiff claims the officers used "force so excessive it nearly killed him. By Megan Verhelst. https://patch.com/colorado/lakewood-co/man-sues-lakewood-police-after-k-9-attacked-him-while-he-slept Excerpt: Spencer Erickson, who's listed as the plaintiff on the lawsuit, named the City of Lakewood in the petition filed in court. It also named the six officers involved in the incident — Ryan O'Hayre, Edward Baggs, Justin Richards, Kennadee Bleak, Matthew Christensen and John Terrana. The lawsuit claims that on the night of Sept. 21, 2018, the named officers "subjected (Erickson) to a use of force so excessive it nearly killed him." Police Misconduct dot net: (2015/07?/13) A Revolving door in Colorado https://www.policemisconduct.net/a-revolving-door-in-colorado/ Note on this website police misconduct dot net:  What Happened to PoliceMisconduct.net? July 1, 2018: The National Police Misconduct Reporting Project (NPMRP) and PoliceMisconduct.net (PM.net) were the products of a non-governmental, non-partisan project by the Cato Institute. NPMRP attempted to determine the extent of police misconduct in the United States, identify trends affecting police misconduct, and report on issues about police misconduct in order to enhance public awareness on issues regarding police misconduct across the country.  NPMRP used media reports detailing both alleged and confirmed cases of police misconduct. All information gathered was manually validated to determine the credibility of the report, whether the report is a duplicate of an existing report, and how each report should be categorized before recording each report to the police misconduct database. After several years of collecting data, Cato discontinued the day-to-day collection for PM.net in July 2017. We simply lacked the resources to continue our policy work and maintain such a database at a level we find appropriate. All posts from PM.net website are archived on this website. Spreadsheets of combined data for calendar years 2015 and 2016 will be posted soon and are currently available upon request. Cato continues to work on the subject of police misconduct. UnlawfulShield.com is our re- purposed police misconduct website to focus on the doctrine of qualified immunity because it improperly protects officers who violate the constitutional and civil rights of individuals.  All media inquiries about qualified immunity or any other police misconduct should be directed to pr@cato.org. Reason: (2014/12/10) Colorado Make My Day Law Protects Man (Cortez) http://reason.com/blog/2014/12/10/colorado-make-my-day-law-protects-man-wh Real Crimes: Andersen http://www.realcrimes.com/Andersen/Andersen.htm Washington Post: also found on Search and Seizure/Colorado (2019/10/30) Police blew up an innocent man’s house to search an armed shoplifter, too bad [regarding destruction of home] court rules. By Meagan Flynn. Note from PF: Please note this was apparently a Walmart shoplifter? Is Walmart getting higher than normal police activity (support and protection) against shoplifters similar to protections against a government entity? https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/30/police-blew-up-an-innocent-mans-house-search-an-armed-shoplifter-too-bad- court-rules/ Westword (2018/03/20)  Denver gets defensive over Michael Marshall Jail Death Report. By Michael Roberts. https://www.westword.com/news/denver-gets-defensive-over-michael-marshall-jail-death-report-10103721 9 News: (2017/04/19) Two police officers indicted for fraud, embezzlement, theft. By Kevin Vaughan http://www.9news.com/news/crime/two-police-officers-indicted-for-fraud-embezzlement-theft/432528648 Excerpt/Info:  Golden Colorado, Mountain View area. Youtube:  Durango Cop taz a guy then cop stomps the guy after having him cuffed.  By colts4life1821   (2013/04/18) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxC3j5wZzoI Youtube:   (2014/05/11) Lakewood, Colorado P.D. police officer lies about Terry Stop. By John Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh9VzrAfw4g Youtube: Durango Zombies vs. Durango CO Police Dept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZFIiC48A0I  Updates 2020/02/22 David Delaney added to list; 2020/01/04 CITIES section added to POL-COL page; 2020/01/03 Joiner, Anthony added to names list; Denver Post-2018 article added on female officer discrimin. lawsuit settlement; Eubanks, Casey and Goodall/Lodge added to list of names; Durango Herald-2019/07/01 article on conclusion of Shane French case added; 2020/01/02 Durango Herald 2019/12/04 article on police dom. viol added and 2012 FBI related article and 2018 black web article; 2019/07/17 The Journal two articles on Cortez issues; 2019/07/12 Durango Herald. 11/06/2017 Ashby, Bethels, Burke, Firko, Gatchell, Hernandez, Jimenez, Portugal, Webb; Police Misconduct article/link; 11/05/2017 Aaron Westby/Fort Collins/Denver Channel;  noble cause corruption/denver crim lawyer; Denver Post 1961 expose and Morrison fraud/embezzlement articles. 01/26/2017
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