James Davies shooting: DA sees no crime in tragic friendly fire killing of Lakewood cop


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A screen capture of the scene following the shooting.
As for the incident that brought the police to the block in the first place, three men were arrested, but two were subsequently released. In the end, the only person targeted with charges was Ruiz, who had a series of prior arrests that made it illegal for him to possess weapons.

Weir ends the letter with the following: "This conclusion of legal clearance of criminal responsibility by any Lakewood police personnel should not be viewed as a complete endorsement of all procedures followed on November 9th, 2012. The police procedures must be reviewed and critically evaluated. Comprehensive training must address this tragic situation so that every effort has been made to ensure that the likelihood of losing a gifted and dedicated agent such as Agent Davies is eliminated to the greatest extent possible."

Here's the complete decision letter:

James Davis Shooting Decision Letter

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Karen Trujillo
Karen Trujillo

Didn't know the outcome of this story, or the specifics, since it first was released in other media. I don't really have a comment; as, I still don't know, don't want to know AND I have a problem regarding any dead cops!

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

OH I FORGOT I HAVE BEEN TOLD by Denver Police officers..THEY ARE NOT TO TAKE ANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ACTION! W.T.F.?????????????

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

OPPS DID NOT SHOOT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS so they can keep MOOCHING from U.S.!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Only when a cop kills another cop do charges NOT follow ......

Stephen At Half Aspen
Stephen At Half Aspen

I don't know if it was the right call or not but it doesn't surprise me either way.

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