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DPD Names New Internal Affairs Commander

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Mary Beth Klee (credit: CBS)

Mary Beth Klee (credit: CBS)

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Written by Brian Maass
DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Police Department and Manager of Safety held a news conference on Tuesday to name Mary Beth Klee as the new head of DPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

Klee currently serves as the department’s Division Chief of Special Operations, a post she has held since 2010.

Lee will be assisted by a dozen sergeants with investigative experience. Chief Robert White said there’s a specific reason he wanted a new commander of Internal Affairs.

“The perception is there’s a small fraction of this community that questions our ability to discipline ourselves,” White said.

The Internal Affairs Bureau investigates misconduct complaints against the department’s own officers.

jesse vigil DPD Names New Internal Affairs Commander

Jesse Vigil (credit: CBS)

The 53-year-old Klee has been with the Denver Police Department for 29 years and has served as a Division Chief since 2007.

Former judge Jess Vigil was named Deputy Manager of Safety for police discipline. He’ll help monitor disciplinary actions against officers.

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