Three officers of the Delta Police Department have been placed on administrative leave, with pay, after a physical altercation that resulted in a citizen being hospitalized. The officers were not harmed.
The incident took place in the Walmart parking lot at about 12:50 a.m. Feb. 27. Chief Robert Thomas says the officers were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle occupied by two people in the parking lot. Chief Thomas declined to comment further, saying the matter is being investigated by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. After the criminal investigation is wrapped up, Chief Thomas said an administrative investigation will be conducted to determine whether any of the department's policies or procedures were violated. He plans to ask an outside agency to conduct that investigation.blog comments powered by Disqus