Palisade police, court won’t open records on injured teenager

The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction): Four months after an off- duty Grand Junction police commander was ticketed for running over a 14-year-old girl in a crosswalk, Palisade police and court officials are still refusing to provide public records in the case.

Dave Arcady was issued a summons on Jan. 22 that charged him with violating a pedestrians’ right of way in a crosswalk, a municipal offense, for the Jan. 17 incident.

The girl who was hit, now 15-year-old Nicole Bro, was hospitalized for a week after the accident and underwent surgery for a broken tibia, according to her father, Jeremy Bro. She has not been able to return to school since January because of the danger of re-injuring her broken leg.

Palisade police and court officials initially said the accident report would be released in the weeks after the incident, but they are now refusing to release it until the case is complete.

Palisade Police Chief Deb Funston said the decision came from the town’s attorney, Angela Roff.

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