Review launched into Denver deputy police chief actions

An independent investigation has been opened into the Denver Police Department’s second-in-command.

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DENVER (AP) — An independent investigation has been opened into the Denver Police Department’s second-in-command over his handling of an internal affairs case involving sexual assault and an open-records request.

The city’s Department of Safety announced the inquiry surrounding the actions of Deputy Police Chief Matt Murray on Thursday.

The records request involved a letter from a former district attorney criticizing the department’s actions in arresting a woman in the sexual assault case and a subsequent response from the police chief. KMGH-TV in Denver reports that the document request was initially denied by the department.

In an e-mail to the Denver Post, Murray says he and Police Chief Robert White welcome the investigation, which he says will disclose the truth of the matter and put it to rest.