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Commerce City police officer arrested for sexual assault

Posted at 7:51 PM, Feb 23, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-24 01:27:03-05

FORT LUPTON, Colo. — A Commerce City police officer was arrested for sexual assault following an October 2023 incident in Fort Lupton.

The incident happened on October 30, 2023, in the 500 block of South Rollie Avenue, according to the Fort Lupton Police Department.

Following an investigation, Fort Lupton police on Thursday arrested Michael Parker, 30, of Fort Lupton for sexual assault, a Class 4 felony. He was booked into the Weld County Detention Center.

Parker is a police officer for the Commerce City Police Department and was off-duty at the time of the incident. In a press release, Commerce City PD said Parker was "reassigned to a role within the police department that did not require in-person interactions with the public" when the department was made aware of the investigation.

Fort Lupton PD arrests Commerce City police officer for sexual assault

Parker was placed on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest. An internal investigation is ongoing.

"It is important to CCPD to be fully transparent with the community we serve, while respecting that anyone accused of criminal activity be presumed innocent until proven guilty," Commerce City PD said in its press release.

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