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Denver Police Department Changes Suspect Records

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Feb 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Colorado police are not always honest. Recently, the Denver Post ran a front page story that stated that Denver police have been rewriting their computer recorded description of suspects to better match the actual person they arrest. So if the description in a police report does not match up with the actual suspect, the description may have been changed to closer match the suspect taken into custody. Changing computer records is unlawful and unethical. The wrong people may be arrested and charged with a crime like Internet Luring of a Child (CRS 18-3-306) or Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child (CRS 18-3-405.4). Without an experienced criminal attorney, you may end up in serious trouble.

A Denver criminal defense lawyer uncovered the inconsistency in the police report descriptions and started to investigate. Because the original suspect description did not match the description of his client, his case resulted in a mistrial. We have similar tools to assist you in the defense of your Sexual Assault (CRS 18-3-302), or Sexual Assault on a Child (CRS 18-3-405) case. Lakewood, Golden, and Aurora police know that if the descriptions they originally have received do not match the end result, it makes it more difficult for charges to be pressed against someone. The police are not out to help, they want to get the job done as quickly as possible, and in Denver, if they have to change some things to make them look better, they will.

It is crucial to know how the Colorado police and District Attorney deal with suspects, especially with sex offense charges. Because these charges are so serious, it is very important to defend yourself and realize that the police may want to just finish the job instead of getting all of the correct evidence to find out the truth.

If you are charged with a sex crime in Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, Jefferson, Douglas, Weld, or Larimer County , beware that the police are not on your side. Be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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