Special prosecutor requested in domestic violence case against Boulder principal

BOULDER, Colo. — A special prosecutor was requested Tuesday to handle the domestic violence case against Boulder High School principal Kevin Braney.

District Attorney Stan Garnett made the request because his office worked with Braney in his capacity as principal.

Braney, 40, was arrested last week and charged with criminal mischief and child abuse. That happened after his wife called police and told them he was yelling and throwing things in the house he shares with her and their children.

Both charges against him are misdemeanors. A police report says the child abuse charge is a result of children seeing the alleged confrontation.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports it’s likely a special prosecutor will come in from Jefferson County.

Braney told police he and his wife had words about finances. He also told police he did not yell at her nor touch her.

Police say he tore apart a bed frame and damaged other property in the house.

Andrea Braney told officers she and her husband are in the process of getting a divorce.

Boulder Valley School District officials say Braney is on paid administrative leave while he deals with personal and health issues.

He has served as principal at the school since July 2009.

Boulder High School Principal Kevin Braney has been arrested for investigation of domestic violence.

police arrested the principal after a confrontation with his wife at the home they share with their children Wednesday night.

He’s under investigation for criminal mischief, domestic violence and child abuse for allowing a child to see the incident according to a police report.

Braney says he and his wife had words about finances. He also told police he did not yell at her nor touch her.

Police say he tore apart a bed frame and damaged other property in the house.

Boulder Valley School District officials say Braney is on paid administrative leave while he deals with personal and health issues.