Lied about shooting: Kevin Lord Arrested

Published: November 15, 2015

Lied about shooting: Kevin Lord Arrested, A Commerce City Police Officer accused of lying about being shot bailed out of jail early Saturday.

An employee at the Adams County Detention Facility said Officer Kevin Lord posted $5,000 bond at 4:45 a.m. after being booked in late Friday night.

Lord was arrested Friday after investigators announced that he wasn’t shot by a man during a traffic stop as he claimed.

“Tonight at approximately 8:15 p.m., Officer Kevin Lord was arrested for the charges of attempt to influence a public official and false reporting,” said 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young during a press conference Friday at the Commerce City Civic Center.

The shocking development comes after the police department released a sketch of a suspect on Monday night and offered a $20,000 reward, hoping someone would recognize the person responsible for allegedly shooting Officer Lord in the chest during a routine traffic stop early Sunday.

This is bad. Manhunt over for officer shooter. The officer himself is arrested. #Denver7

— Marshall Zelinger (@7Marshall) November 14, 2015
While the DA said they were no longer entitled to give details of the investigation, Young did say the investigation went into a different direction Thursday night after members of the Critical Incident Team, including all departments and agencies of the 17th Judicial District, investigated the incident which ultimately led to Lord’s arrest.

“This is not a reflection of the Commerce City Police Department, nor is it a reflection of police officers who serve and protect the public on a daily basis,” Young added.

Commerce City Police Chief Troy Smith said the department expected nothing but unquestionable integrity from its officers.

“Yesterday I stood here and told you that no stone would be left unturned in this investigation, and that’s exactly what has occurred,” Smith said. “We have pursued the truth and the truth has led us to this place.”

Smith went on to thank the general public and the media for disseminating information and calling in with tips.

“I share with you: There is no armed gunman on the loose tonight and there are no police officers in danger,” said Smith.

When asked if there was a shooting at all — either intentional or accidental — Young said they could not comment due to the case being sealed and under investigation.

Very few details will be revealed despite so much plea for public help when law enforcement thought armed shooter was on loose. #Denver7

— Marshall Zelinger (@7Marshall) November 14, 2015
A blue alert issued by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation after the alleged officer-involved shooting was canceled at 10:15 p.m.

The shooting was reported on Sunday near East 96th Avenue and Peoria Street shortly after 7 a.m.


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