Three Denver Police Division officers had been justified in taking pictures and killing a person in October 2019 who stole a division automobile and pointed a stolen AR-15 rifle at police as they chased him.
Adam Martinez, 36, stole a Denver patrol officer’s automotive after she responded to a report of a carjacking at a automotive wash. The officer had left her AR-15 within the entrance seat and her keys within the ignition as she and a second officer tried to apprehend Martinez. However Martinez obtained to her automotive and drove away, based on a letter from Denver District Lawyer Beth McCann that cleared the officers of felony wrongdoing.
Martinez then led police on a automotive chase alongside sixth Avenue, Federal Boulevard and eighth Avenue as he waved the rifle out the automotive window. Officers pressured his automotive to crash on West eighth Avenue beneath an Interstate 25 overpass. After the stolen police automotive stopped, Martinez pointed the AR-15 on the officers who had chased him, together with an officer who was trapped in his automotive subsequent to the one Martinez had stolen, the letter stated.
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Denver officers Ismael Lopez, Vincent Vasquez and John Allred opened fireplace, hitting Martinez with 15 bullets.
McCann will talk about her determination on the taking pictures at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 10 in a web-based discussion board. The general public might take part right here: https://bit.ly/33hkigV.