2 suspended after Lakewood police officer's death
DENVER — Lakewood's police chief says in a letter to staff that two supervisors who handled a call that led to the fatal shooting an officer by another officer have received "lengthy suspensions."
Chief Kevin Paletta's letter says the supervisors also were required to undergo retraining. A police spokesman declined to disclose the length of the suspensions.
KUSA reports internal memos it obtained indicate the officer who fired the fatal shot won't face suspension and will gradually return to duty.
Officer Devaney Braley fatally shot James Davies early Nov. 9 after mistaking him for a suspect as he and others responded to a report of shots fired. Prosecutors declined to criminally charge Braley.
A review panel found several missteps, including some by Davies, contributed to his death.