Police: Denver Officer Pulls Weapon Over Slow Service

Derrick Saunders Faces Numerous Charges In Aurora

A Denver police officer assigned to Denver International Airport was on administrative leave Tuesday after employees at an Aurora McDonald's said he pulled a gun on them when his order wasn't filled fast enough.

The incident was reported in May, when Derrick Curtis Saunders, 29, ordered food at the restaurant at 18181 E. Hampden Ave.

According to employees, Saunders was with another police officer in the drive-through line when Saunders became impatient and drew his weapon on them.

Saunders was formally charged with menacing, prohibited use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, the Aurora Police Department said.

A booking photo of Saunders was not released by Aurora police.

He has been a Denver police officer since 2007, and has been on administrative leave for the past month, Denver police said.

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