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DPD Launches Internal Investigation After Removing Officer From Duty

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DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver officer is being kept off duty after what the department is calling serious allegations against him.

Officer Travis Jackson, who works in District 1, is a 14 year veteran of the department. He is on administrative leave.

So far officials are staying tight-lipped about an internal investigation that is underway. There’s been no explanation of what Jackson is actually accused of doing but they say it is currently not a criminal matter.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office received Jackson’s case last week, according to spokesperson Lynn Kimbrough. While exact details were not released, Kimbrough said allegations against Jackson were for serious misconduct.

“Our legal review determined that there was not sufficient evidence that a crime had occurred, and we declined the case,” Kimbrough said.

Last month Denver Police Chief Robert White spoke with CBS4 about incidents this year involving his officers.

At least three were arrested on DUI charges. Another was arrested in an assault and child abuse case following an alleged swingers party. A detective also was accused of firing shots in his home during a domestic dispute.

“I want to make it clear that we deal with those individuals aggressively,” White said.

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