Denver Police spokesman admits keeping nude photos of women on his department cell phone

John White issues apology via personal email

DENVER - A longtime Denver Police spokesman admitted Wednesday that he was disciplined for having images of nude and partially nude women on his police-issued mobile phone.

John White made the admission from his personal email account in an email addressed to "Dear Community members and media."

7NEWS confirmed with Denver Police that the email came from White. He was recently transferred from the public information unit to duties at Denver International Airport.

White's email said he received a 10-day suspension without pay on Wednesday as punishment. The suspension was issued by the Director of Public Safety, Stephanie O'Malley.

"I inappropriately used my police telephone to store images of nude and partially nude adult females. While none of the pictures were taken by me, what is on my phone is my responsibility. I accept the discipline and believe it is just. I also understand that I am not able to continue in my duties as a public information officer or legislative liaison.

"I deeply regret any hurt or embarrassment my actions may have caused," White wrote.

White has been an officer with Denver Police for 15 years and was a familiar face of the department at crime scenes, giving statements to the media.

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