Steamboat Springs police chief, deputy on paid leave, under investigation

An investigation of Steamboat Springs' police chief and deputy police chief began Monday, reports Steamboat Pilot & Today. It was launched after former police detective Dave Kleiber wrote a 10-page letter of allegations against the two.

Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle are both on paid leave while a former Littleton police chief investigates the allegations, including one of a hostile work environment.

A small group of protesters gathered outside police headquarters on Monday, demanding action if any of the allegations are proven to be true.

"The goal is to just bring awareness to this," [Steamboat Springs High School graduate Jessica Miller] said. "We're protesting for the fair investigation of this case, and no pay for the police department officials until they are proven innocent."

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