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Update - Investigation of Allegation at Larimer County Jail

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Aug 15, 2014

Contact Information:

David Moore
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

On July 20, 2014, an inmate in the Larimer County Jail alleged that a Correctional Deputy had used excessive force against him while he was being escorted to the booking area for additional processing.  A review of the complaint was initiated and the Correctional Deputy was placed on paid administrative leave.

 

After the initial review, the case was turned over to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division and then to the Larimer County District Attorney's Office for a final review.  On August 15, 2014, Correctional Deputy Simon Suarez was issued a summons, pending further court date, for C.R.S. 18-8-403(1) Official Oppression, a class 2 misdemeanor.

 

Effective August 15, 2014, Correctional Deputy Suarez resigned from employment with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.  He was employed by LCSO for five years.

 

These allegations are merely an accusation and the accused are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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