Fort Collins Police Chief announces resignation - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Fort Collins Police Chief announces resignation

Posted: Updated:

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - The police chief of Fort Collins, Colorado is stepping down over a week after an officer was seen on video throwing a woman face-first to the ground before she was arrested.
Chief John Hutto and the city announced on Tuesday that he would resign May 12 after five years in the job. A joint written statement didn't say why he was leaving but in an online video Hutto said it was time to make a change for the future, noting that the department had faced some "significant challenges" in the last 1 ½ years.
The Coloradoan newspaper reports that the city recently paid a $425,000 settlement after two Hispanic officers sued the department for alleged racial discrimination. It also paid a settlement in an excessive force case earlier this year.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Trending Videos

Drive the Doppler
Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?