AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– The interim Aurora Police Chief has fired an officer for “severe misconduct.” The officer fired was not immediately identified but then Aurora clarified that the officer is Levi Huffine.
Aurora Police Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson said that releasing the details about Huffine’s termination to the public is part of her promise of “transparency.”READ MORE: Thornton Neighbors Suspect Street Racing After Fiery Crash Kills 3 People
Wilson said that the “officer’s conduct was completely out of character with the mission, ideals, and expectations of the Aurora Police Department.”
Wilson said that no one was seriously injured as a result of Huffine’s conduct. She also said that she was unable to provide additional details about the incident pending an appeals process.READ MORE: Denver Nonprofit Hosts COVID Vaccine Clinic Geared Toward Underserved Communities
Huffine has been with the Aurora Police Department since November 2012.
Police did clarify that “this incident is not related to the critical incident [that] involved Mr. Elijah McClain nor the case of Nate Meier.”MORE NEWS: 'You're Acting Like A Child': Officers Hurt After Party On CU Boulder's University Hill Grows Violent
Wilson took over for Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz when he announced his retirement.