Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

April 30, 2024 Contact: Matt Jablow, 720-913-9025

Denver Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Assault

DENVER – Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has announced that Denver Police Officer Adam Glasby has pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault and sentenced to two years of probation.   Glasby’s conviction is a POST decertifying offense, meaning that he can no longer work as a police officer in Colorado.

On June 13 of last year, Glasby and another DPD officer were working an off-duty assignment at Hayter’s & Co. bar in downtown Denver.  The officers witnessed a group of men fighting outside the bar.  In an effort to break up the fight, Glasby pulled one of the men away from the other and then body slammed the man to the pavement, leaving him unconscious.

“Officer Glasby clearly used excessive force that night and caused serious injuries to the victim. This plea and sentence are an appropriate resolution of the case given the situation and the stress of that night. Officer Glasby’s conviction sends a message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated in Denver, from a police officer or anyone else,” said DA McCann.

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