AURORA, Colo. (AP) – An Aurora police officer who shot and killed an unarmed parolee last March is back on the job.
Police said in a statement Wednesday that officer Paul Jerothe has been placed on desk duty.
Prosecutors and Aurora police’s internal affairs section are both still reviewing the shooting.
Jerothe fatally shot 37-year-old Naeschylus Vinzant on March 6 as officers tried to arrest the parolee, who had removed a state Department of Corrections ankle monitor.
Jerothe is a member of the city’s SWAT team who has been honored for helping save lives during the Colorado theater shooting.
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