2 Denver Police Officers Suspended Without Pay

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver’s new manager of safety suspended two Denver police officers without pay on Tuesday.

The first case involved an officer accused of using inappropriate force. Kenneth Johnson has been suspended for 30 days. Johnson was accused of attacking a man in a LoDo apartment building in 2009.

Johnson was accused of going after Chad Forte for jaywalking. Last year Forte told CBS4 his trust in police was shaken.

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“Certainly they weren’t serving and protecting me from anything at that point. So yeah, it still lingers with me. Just to say I’m bitter about it,” Forte said last year.

In a separate case, Officer Michael Lemmons was suspended for 90 days for driving under the influence.

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  1. THE TRUTH says:

    SO OFFICER LEMMONS WAS SUSPENDED FOR 90 DAYS FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, WHAT AN ODD PARODY, HE COULD LOSE HIS LICENSES FOR 6 MONTHS FOR THE SAME THING, RIGHT? SUSPENDED, NOT FIRED? SOMETHING LIKE BUSH WITH HIS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, CLINTON “NO I DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT FEMALE” OH IT IS ALL JUST A JOKE, BECAUSE IT IS THE BUREAUCRACY, I UNDERSTAND, IF IT WAS AN AVERAGE PERSON, WOW!

  2. THE TRUTH says:

    i am not too old to make mistakes , that is in the eyes of others looking to utilize, one’s language, behavior, proximity, but, i am old enough to know that there is no parity in dishing out justice!! Never has been, never will be, that in itself, would be enough to sink any ship, Billy Joel did a marvelous song, “HONESTY”, People should listen to it, and live it, no god figure, no hero figure, just plain HONESTY!

  3. mik says:

    the officer that attacked the guy in lodo was way out of line and deserves to be fired…

  4. Cheryl says:

    This is why we don’t trust or respect cops anymore.. They are so hypocritical and so corrupt that it makes me sick to my stomach! I feel that this type of behavior starts at the top. I would love to know when people will be ready for a revolution in this country.. We need less government .. We need Ron Paul or Gary Johnson for president.

  5. Scott Smith says:

    Interesting….Johnson is a sergeant wnd will keep his rank. Four white officers were just fired for using excessive force. Why the disparate treatment?

    1. flore says:

      well because, at the rate they are getting suspended and fired, whose going to be on the streets????????

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