Loophole May Close For Colorado’s ‘Rogue Officers’

Colorado cops are allowed to work even if they have felony guilty pleas on their record, according to a series of extensive Denver Post stories on "rogue officers."

But now, it appears that change could be coming. The board that oversees the certification of Colorado police officers said Monday it wants to close the loophole that permits problematic officers to keep working.

The Post reports:

The board also amended its rules to require more frequent psychological and physical evaluations of officers when they transfer to new law enforcement agencies. And the board adopted a new rule that strongly urges agencies to conduct comprehensive background investigations before hiring applicants.

Last month, Colorado Matters interviewed the Post reporter who wrote the series. Listen to it here.