Lawsuit alleges internal investigator for Denver sheriff ordered to destroy video, alter records

From The Denver Post:  A former Denver Sheriff Department internal investigator has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his bosses ordered him to destroy a video and alter other records in two cases involving deputy discipline.

Brent Miller, who was fired by the city after a six-month probationary period, said in the lawsuit that he was terminated for speaking out against corruption within the sheriff’s department and the city’s public safety office.

The lawsuit names Stephanie O’Malley, the safety manager, Sheriff Elias Diggins, and three others.

Miller is asking to be reinstated in his job and to receive unspecified damages caused by his firing.

Miller, who is retired from the Adams County Sheriff’s Department, worked as an on-call investigator in the Denver sheriff’s internal affairs bureau to help settle a backlog of cases.

Miller says he was first ordered to alter an internal affairs report involving a deputy under investigation for an incident that happened while he was working off-duty security.

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