Second Judical District
201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202
January 4, 2023 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-913-9025
DENVER—Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that after hearing testimony from 17 witnesses and reviewing 140 exhibits, a grand jury indicted Denver Police Department Officer Brandon Ramos for an officer-involved shooting incident in LoDo on July 17, 2022. Prosecutors have now opened a criminal case against Officer Ramos in Denver District Court. Two other officers who fired their guns that night will not face criminal charges as both the grand jury and DA McCann concluded those officers’ actions were legally justified.
“I want to thank the members of the grand jury who have spent many days over the last several months listening to testimony and examining exhibits,” said DA Beth McCann. “This is a very serious matter and I appreciate the time and attention each of them devoted to this important decision. The case will now move forward in the courts.”
Officer Ramos was charged with two counts of second degree assault – reckless (F4), three counts of third degree assault – knowing/reckless (M1), three counts of third degree assault – negligence with a deadly weapon (M1), one count of prohibited use of a weapon (M1), and five counts of reckless endangerment (M2). Ramos was granted a PR bond. Because this matter is now pending before the court, no additional information will be released.
A criminal case against Jordan Waddy is pending before Denver District Court, 22CR3888. Waddy is charged with three counts of possession of a firearm as a previous offender (F5) and one count of third degree assault (M1).
About the Denver DA’s Office:
Our mission is to professionally and competently prosecute crimes and investigate criminal activity on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado and to seek equal justice for all in the criminal justice system. Our mission includes the prevention and deterrence of crimes, support of the well-being of victims, participation in the community, transparency, accountability, and improvement of the criminal justice system to provide fair alternatives to incarceration in appropriate cases.
The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6.