Denver’s presiding juvenile judge steps down amid misconduct investigation

Colorado Politics: The longtime presiding judge of the Denver Juvenile Court, D. Brett Woods, retired from the bench on Friday amid a misconduct investigation whose details are still unclear.

“I am proud of my work in the area of juvenile justice,” Woods wrote in a Feb. 8 letter to Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright. “I will cherish my time on the bench.”

Colorado Politics reported last month that the state Supreme Court issued a Dec. 21 order suspending Woods and directing to explain why he should be allowed to remain on the bench while the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline completed its investigation into him. In January, the court issued another order reiterating that Woods remained on paid suspension until further notice.

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