The Denver officer caught stealing by his body camera has been charged

The Denver district attorney’s office on Tuesday also charged 48-year-old Julian Archuleta with tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct.

AP_LOGO_02

DENVER — Prosecutors have charged a Denver police officer with theft after authorities say his body camera captured him stealing $1,200 from a suspect at a crime scene.

The Denver district attorney’s office on Tuesday also charged 48-year-old Julian Archuleta with tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct.

Police reports say Archuleta’s body camera recorded him taking cash from a suspect’s clothing during a shooting investigation, including a $100 bill.

But investigators say a detective who collected the cash and logged it as evidence found no $100 bills. The detective reviewed Archuleta’s body camera footage and contacted internal affairs.

Archuleta has been released from jail on $2,000 bond. Court records don’t list an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Archuleta, on the job since 2004, has been suspended without pay.

Hi! You’re like us!

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.