Idaho Springs man hospitalized after incident with police

May 30 incident under investigation and officer on leave

Corinne Westeman
Posted 6/9/21

One Idaho Springs police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending investigation, after a local man was hospitalized from a May 30 physical altercation between him and ISPD …

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Idaho Springs man hospitalized after incident with police

May 30 incident under investigation and officer on leave

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One Idaho Springs police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, pending investigation, after a local man was hospitalized from a May 30 physical altercation between him and ISPD officers.

Neither the man nor the officer has been identified at this time, and the man's current condition is unknown.

ISPD Chief Nate Buseck stated on June 9 that the Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations are conducting separate investigations looking into whether any excessive force was used during the incident.

According to Buseck, around 10:45 p.m. on May 30, ISPD officers responded to a disturbance in the 3200 block of Riverside Drive. A woman reported that a man who lived in a nearby apartment had assaulted her.

Officers contacted the white man, who reportedly answered the door holding a club-like object that appeared to have teeth along the edges.

There was a physical altercation between the man and the officers, which resulted in the man's hospitalization. Buseck stated that the officers were uninjured.

After the event, ISPD conducted an internal review and contacted the DA's Office three days later to request a formal investigation.

Buseck estimated that the investigation will last another few weeks, and said the department can release body camera footage once the investigation has concluded.

Meanwhile, the ISPD has decided not to pursue charges against the man for the initial assault claim "after a thorough review of all the evidence," according to Buseck. He added that ISPD records indicate officers have not had any previous interaction with this resident.

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