3 Denver officers disciplined for multiple failures

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 13:39:07-04

DENVER (AP) — A Denver police corporal has been suspended and three other officers have been reprimanded in a use-of-force case for improper use of a restraint and failure to turn on body cameras.

The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Cpl. Jeffrey Behnke did not properly use the restraint on a man who was kicking the back-seat safety screen of a patrol car and then failed to tell his supervisor, a sergeant, that a restraint was used.

Behnke says he had never been trained to use the restraint device.

A copy of his May 29 disciplinary letter says Behnke was suspended without pay for four days.

The letter says Officers Nicholas Dietz, William Brohm and David McArdle received reprimands for failing to activate their body cameras.


Information from: The Denver Post,