See seven Denver cops to get in trouble in 2014, including just-busted Daniel Diaz de Leon
After the arrest of Denver Police Department Detective Daniel Diaz de Leon on charges including domestic violence and child abuse, 9News reported that he was the sixth member of the DPD to get in trouble over recent months. By our count, however, there have actually been seven -- a small total when you consider the department employs approximately 1,400 officers, but extremely troubling nonetheless.
Daniel Diaz de Leon. More photos below.
Look below to get information on de Leon and the other six, as drawn from previous coverage.
Number 7: Detective Craig Miner
Back in March, Detective Craig Miner was slapped for regularly rendezvousing with his mistress for sex at her apartment while supposedly fighting crime.
Detective Craig Miner in a CBS4 image.
In a hidden-camera interview with CBS4's Brian Maass, the woman said Miner used to refer to their romps as "monkey business."
This business wound up costing Miner. He was suspended from the force for ten days.
Number 6: Detective John White
DPD Detective John White, a well-known figure in the community owing to his work as a public-information officer, was suspended for his own sexual peccadilloes.
Detective John White in a CBS4 image.
A former girlfriend reportedly accused White of having sex with her in his car while he was on the clock.
In the end, DPD investigators couldn't corroborate these assertions. However, there was no doubt about the presence of dubious photos on White's department-issued phone -- some 600 of them, many featuring nude shots.
He also used the phone to text things like "Nothing better than a nice hard round booty :-))" and "Gonna spank that little tushy :-))."
White was ultimately suspended for ten days without pay for misuse of his taxpayer-funded phone.
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