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CU Boulder sergeant charged with felony stalking

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Posted at 11:15 AM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 13:15:06-04

BOULDER, Colo. — A CU Boulder Police sergeant faces charges of felony stalking and has been placed on administrative leave, according to university police officials. 

CU Boulder Chief of Police Ken Koch announced the department placed CU Boulder Sergeant Michael Dodson on leave following an investigation and subsequent charges. 

Longmont Police Department detectives handled the case, as CU Boulder officials stepped back from the investigation to avoid conflict of interest. After investigation, the Boulder County District Attorney's Office decided to file charges. 

Dodson, an officer with the force since 1996, is accused of stalking another employee of the university. Additional details on the case weren't immediately provided.

“As chief, I have a duty to ensure the actions of all our employees are within policy and meet the expectations of our values,” Koch said. “When there are allegations of wrongdoing, we need to investigate those fully and be accountable for the findings. I am very concerned about the alleged conduct because it does not reflect the strong reputation of our department nor the character of our employees.”

Boulder County District Attorney's Office officials said the officer has yet to turn himself in and is expected to do so Thursday morning.

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