Authorities deny request for information about Greeley judge removed for official misconduct

The Greeley Tribune: The Larimer County District Attorney’s Office has declined a request for more information about the case of a Greeley municipal judge accused of official misconduct.

Brandilynn Nieto, Greeley’s municipal judge, on Aug. 9 was removed from the bench and put on paid administrative leave after the Weld County Sheriff’s Office produced a misdemeanor summons against her for official misconduct.

Almost no information was made public about the case. On Aug. 10, Cpl. Matt Turner of the Weld County Sheriff’s Office told The Tribune Nieto “used her position to have some of her employees go online and make comments that would benefit a local company.”

Turner did not name the company nor did he offer more information.

Nieto’s case will be handled by a prosecutor from the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office. The Tribune on Thursday requested the report in the case, which would have provided more information about the alleged official misconduct. The Larimer County District Attorney’s Office declined to release the report because the case is “still under investigation” and Nieto is “pending (an appearance) in court,” according to notes written on the request form when it was returned.

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