Officer’s hiring raises troubling questions

The family of a Redlands man who was killed by a Colorado State Patrol trooper is upset that one of the officers charged in connection with the fatal shooting has reportedly been hired as a police officer in the Denver area.
We share the family’s concern.
Kirk Firko was prosecuted in the 2010 shooting death of Jason Kemp, but the charges were dropped after a jury acquitted fellow troooper Ivan “Gene” Lawyer of state charges, including criminally negligent homicide, in April 2012.


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