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Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

September 12, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

DA McCann Issues Officer Involved Shooting Decision Letter (Nelson)

NEWS RELEASE

September 12, 2018

Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025

 

 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY MCCANN ISSUES OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING LETTER

Investigation and Decision Re June 2018 Shooting of Carnell Nelson

 

The legal review of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on June 13, 2018, near 551 E. Colfax Avenue has been completed. A copy of the decision letter from Denver District Attorney Beth McCann to Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen is attached. The letter and the investigation protocol are posted at DenverDA.org (NewsMedia).

 

District Attorney McCann concludes that the shooting was legally justified for the reasons outlined in the letter.

 

District Attorney McCann will host a community meeting to discuss the legal analysis and conclusion reached. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Meeting Room, 1st floor, at the Carla Madison Recreation Center, 2401 E. Colfax Avenue.

 

 

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