Colorado Police Officers Lose Jobs For Playing Pokemon Go

August 24, 2016

Two police training officers in suburban Denver have lost their jobs after taking recruits pokemon hunting when they should have been training.

The Denver Post reports that a pair of Commerce City officers were removed from field training duties last week after their superiors discovered they were playing the popular game "Pokemon Go."

City spokeswoman Julia Emko says it takes reports of misconduct seriously and as soon as the officers were found to be shirking their training the issue was addressed.

The news comes a week after the U.S. Justice Department said it would conduct a review of the department at the chief's request following a series of misconduct cases. One officer staged his own shooting and another was accused of touching three women during traffic stops.

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