ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. – A former Englewood Police Officer was found guilty of putting false information in a police report about her involvement investigating a car crash by an Arapahoe County jury this week.
Megan Feebeck, 27, of Thornton, was found guilty of misdemeanor counts of abuse of public records and false reporting.
She was sentenced to 50 hours of community service.
Feebeck, then a lead officer, was reportedly called to investigate a two-car crash on West Floyd Avenue back in January 17, 2016.
About a month later, on Feb. 18, 2016, a passenger in one of the vehicles died, elevating the case to a fatal accident investigation, according to a court document.
But documents obtained from the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office state the detective assigned to investigate the fatality was surprised to see that the original police reports did not include information from medical personnel attesting to the severity of the injuries of the five people taken to the hospital.
There was also nothing in the file about whether the at-fault driver was tested or asked about alcohol or drug use, according to the document.
When questioned about the reports, Feebeck said she couldn’t find the right people at the hospital to ask about the injuries, but in a supplemental police report Feebeck submitted about 10 days later, she said she had spoken to a nurse for each of the five patients that night.
Testimony during the trial showed she did not do the investigation she described in her report, and the jury found Feebeck guilty.
The investigation into the fatal crash in ongoing, a spokesperson for the attorney’s office said.
“Being a law enforcement officer in this community comes with great authority, great honor, and great responsibility. Feebeck rejected that when she lied about her failure to properly conduct her investigation” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “It is important that the public know that we will hold accountable those who violate our laws, whether they are police or plumbers, politicians or preachers. Nobody is above the law.”