Police said on Twitter that the shooting did not occur inside the school.
Denver cops get desk duty after they’re involved in a shooting. Other metro-area departments can’t always afford to do that, so policies differ across the region.
An Aurora officer involved in two shootings, just weeks apart, went back to work on the street soon after each incident. While Denver Police have the resources to reassign officers who fire their weapons, departments in nearby jurisdictions, often with less manpower, have to use different policies.
DPD has begun collecting data on who officers stop to see if racial, gender or age groups are disproportionately targeted. The department's biggest critics have expressed approval.
We’re getting a little closer to our final episode of “who will be our next police chief.”