Two Denver cops suspended for drunken brawls

Posted at 1:27 PM, Apr 06, 2016

A Denver police officer accused in a 2014 brawl at another officer's home will be suspended for 90 days for lying to Aurora police officers about being drunk, Denver officials have decided.

Jeremy Ownbey narrowly avoided being fired because of the drunken brawl at Denver detective Steve Sloan's house. Ownbey signed an agreement with the police department acknowledging that he would be fired if he gets in any more trouble during the next two years, according to a copy of his discipline letter.

The May 2014 fight embarrassed the department after it made national headlines because the Aurora Police Department's incident report included allegations of swinging between the officers and their wives.

Both Ownbeys were charged in connection with the fight. Jeremy Ownbey's charges were dropped by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office. His wife's charges are pending.

In another police officer discipline case, Daniel Politica will serve a 10-day suspension and lose six vacation days for harassing a LoDo street performer and then starting a fight that led to a large police response and false arrests on a Saturday night in October.

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