Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
September 12, 2018 Contact: Ken Lane, 720-913-9025
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.