The district attorney in Weld County is asking a judge to drop charges against a Fort Collins police lieutenant accused of lying in a murder trial that resulted in a conviction that was later overturned because of DNA evidence.
The Colorado Court of Appeals has thrown out some counts and restored a felony perjury charge in the case against a Fort Collins Police Detective.
In Colorado, there is no compensation and no help of any sort for those who have been wrongly imprisoned.
A Fort Collins police officer accused of lying in a murder case in which a man’s conviction was overturned has pleaded not guilty to perjury.
The city of Fort Collins has spent more than $94,000 defending a police lieutenant facing eight perjury counts.