Editorial: Aurora police chief discarded transparency, accountability and his promises — in his own words, ‘get rid of the chief’

Aurora Sentinel: It seems Aurora Police can’t resist eroding public trust by perpetuating a culture of concealment and vindication.

News about Interim Police Chief Dan Oates’ dubious dismantling of police oversight and overturning discipline of two officers has created yet another debacle for the city’s embattled police department.

A story first reported Friday by Channel 4 investigative reporter Brian Mass, and a deeper story the next day by Sentinel Colorado, revealed that a series of actions taken by Oates has created a quandary in APD that will leave another indelible scar on the already staggered department.

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