DENVER (CBS4) – Denver City Councilwoman Candi Cdebaca faces an ethics complaint filed by a Denver police officer. It follows an incident during a homeless camp cleanup in August.
The complaint suggests Cdebaca violated the City and County of Denver’s Code of Ethics.
Cdebaca is seen in police body camera video among protesters who were also filming the cleanup.
The complaint alleges Cdebaca was inciting the crowd against them and she was trying to “ridicule police and further inflame an already tense situation.”
It further states the officer felt Cdebaca’s actions and comments toward police were “meant to dehumanize and humiliate officers on scene in front of the protesters. Her comment incited other protesters to demean officers and encourage them to continue to verbally abuse police officer.”
Police say two officers were hit and kicked while they detained a man who was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. Police later determined it was an “identical replica.” One of the injured officers was kicked in the face, the complaint states.
CBS4 reached out to Cdebaca’s office for comment but have not heard back as of this writing.
*Editor’s note: The full complaint contains profanity used during the incident in August.