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Jairon Katz and Scott Kida: Update on cops' inappropriate-conduct investigations

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Jairon Katz.
Update: Yesterday, we told you about separate investigations of alleged inappropriate conduct aimed at two Denver police officers, Jairon Katz and Scott Kida, with the former accused of having sex in his patrol car and the latter suspected of an improper relationship with a domestic-violence victim; look below to see our previous coverage, including photos and video.

We've now received an official status update from Denver Police Department spokesman Matt Murray. Continue for details.

According to 7News, Kida was assigned to investigate a domestic-violence case, and the woman at the center of it subsequently exchanged numerous text messages with him. One such text from him read, "Send me a pic so I know it's really you..."

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Scott Kida.
She eventually forwarded six photos, and he reciprocated with three of his own, including one showing him on a motorcycle; riding is his hobby, as he describes in a post about him published last year. In addition, he responded to a compliment about his physique by texting "lol, Thanks :).... Trust me... you are very noticeable too.. ;)"

Kida also sent a note reading, "Delete our text conversation when were [sic] done" -- which she obviously didn't do.

Where do things stand with the inquiry into Kida's actions? "We're through the investigative process," says spokesman Murray, "and we're at the disciplinary level now. On March 13, he was placed on in-home suspension, so he has to be at home during the work hours. He's been suspended with pay, but he's no longer able to perform as a police officer."

To be clear: The home suspension doesn't constitute discipline against Kida. "That's a reflection of where we are at in the process," Murray notes. "A few due-process things still have to happen in the case, and then it will go to the Manager of Safety for a decision about discipline. But we're close to the end of that case."

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Another look at Katz.
That's not true of the investigation into Katz, who was dubbed a hero several years ago for an attempt to rescue a teen washed away in an area known as Gold Smith Gulch, near the intersection of Yale and Quebec; he had to be rescued by other personnel on site, or he might not have survived. Murray declines to confirm the 7News report that Katz is being investigated for having sex in his patrol car: "We can't get into the nature of the allegation or evidence of any kind," he stresses. However, he acknowledges that "we received a complaint of inappropriate behavior on duty, and he has been placed on an administrative assignment."

That means Katz remains on the payroll but isn't patrolling the streets right now -- and he won't be again until the investigation is complete and decisions are made about potential punishment, or a lack thereof.

Continue for our previous coverage of Jairon Katz and Scott Kida, including photos and video.



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15 comments
ryanjohnsmith1013
ryanjohnsmith1013

Is this the cat that has " Cage Fighting " as a hobby on his application ?

#Classy

bugsycook
bugsycook

That Scott Kida guy did work security at Argonaut Liquors in the evenings, now I know why I haven't seen his cocky ass in the last few weeks. Ha ha! Looks like he might lose his strips!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

The cashier at your local 'King Soopers' would be fired for much less .

 It should NOT  take years to process as is the story when firing an extremely dangerous, ARMED, law enforcement officer !

Mozart99
Mozart99

Denver cops are guilty of far worse. They are arrogant, brutal, ignore the law, and that is even whites. God forbid you are black.

goathax
goathax

Why is it that Denver police are above accountability when we're talking abuse of force but these two are under investigation over sex?

Victoria Payne
Victoria Payne

He knows how to hold his hands in a punch mode- bastard probably did the same thing to get the poor girl, or guy, in his patrol car. Can you say, "Hope you try that with my ex in jail"? Who will be having fun then?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

This ultimately comes down to, " Live w/ it ." We can't get officers who are willing to blow the whistle, and proceed w/ charges on fellow officers . This ONLY occurs when the officers OWN freedom is in 'ON CAMERA' & at stake  . They provide a great 'hopeless , pathetic , & victimized  witness , when pressured !

Hector Palacios
Hector Palacios

i know who that nigga is..wwwaaaaaaatttt theeeee fuuuuucccckkkkkkkkkk

bugsycook
bugsycook

I did notice too while he was working at Argonauts at night, instead of keeping an eye out for shop-lifters he spent most of his time glued to his iphone texting - yep, now we know who he was busy texting lol. ;)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@goathax ... typical Konservative Family Values ... Sex is Bad, Violence is Good.

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