Denver Fires Two More Officers

Written by Brian Maass
CBS4 has learned that the City of Denver has fired two veteran police officers accused of lying about a chase. Multiple sources tell CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass that the City fired Officers David Torrez and Jose Palomares Monday.

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David Torrez (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

Both Officers were assigned to District 4 in southwest Denver.

Sources said the officers had been involved in a chase, but lied about some portions of the pursuit. Departing from the truth is seen as a serious offense, punishable by dismissal.

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Jose Palomares (credit: Denver Police Dept.)

Torrez began his career with the Denver Police Department in 1986. Palomares had been with the department for 11 years.

One police contact, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he believes the officers intend to appeal their firings.

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