Boulder’s weird, vague discipline announcement against five cops

Westword: Just after 5 p.m. yesterday, December 6, the City of Boulder announced discipline meted out against five officers with the Boulder Police Department related to vaguely defined investigatory misconduct.

But even though the officers included at least three high-profile members of the BPD members — commanders Barry Hartkopp and Thomas Trujillo and Sergeant David Spraggs — few details were shared about the mostly minor punishments doled out to them and two colleagues, beyond the acknowledgement that the panel charged with overseeing police activity in Boulder thought the offenses were severe enough to warrant that all five be fired. And right now, Boulder isn’t saying any more.

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