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Pat Sullivan Dodges Additional Psychological Evaluations

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Pat Sullivan in court on Nov. 27, 2012  (credit: CBS)

Pat Sullivan in court on Nov. 27, 2012 (credit: CBS)

Investigator Brian Maass

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – Tuesday brought a legal victory of sorts for former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan after a judge ruled Sullivan will not have to undergo additional psychological evaluations.

The former sheriff is on two year’s probation for drug possession and soliciting a prostitute. The probation department and prosecutors argued Sullivan has had repeated failures to follow the terms of his probation.

Prosecutors asked Sullivan be subjected to a “psycho sexual,” or offense specific evaluation, but the judge denied the request, saying while he had concerns about Sullivan, his treatment is progressing.

Sullivan limped into Tuesday’s hearing using a cane and a leg brace. None of his family members were present.

During court proceedings 4 On Your Side Investigator Brian Maass learned some new information about Sullivan. He now has a roommate named Jeff and is apparently no longer living with his wife. He has failed at least one urine test since he’s been on probation after testing positive for alcohol.

Sullivan’s probation officer testified that he has been “manipulative and dishonest.”

Sullivan’s lawyer said “he hasn’t been perfect, but he hasn’t done poorly” on probation.

Prosecutors said after the hearing they respected the judge’s decision but promised they would be back in court if Sullivan fails to comply with the terms of his probation.

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