Officials won’t say why Berthoud police officers placed on leave
Entering the city of Berthoud, Colorado, from the east. (Photo: Wikimedia)
DENVER — The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has taken command of the Berthoud Police Department after a number of the town’s officers were placed on administrative leave.
A sergeant from the sheriff’s office is the acting police chief in Berthoud according to reports Monday.
Neither the town of Berthoud, nor the sheriff’s office is commenting on how many of Berthoud’s seven officers are on leave, what the allegations are against them, or who the allegations are against.
Here is a statement from the town’s website:
“…to ensure that the police department is fully capable of serving and protecting Town members, the officers against whom the allegations have been made have been placed on temporary administrative leave. In the interim, the Town has engaged the services of an independent agency to conduct an internal investigation and to assist the Berthoud police department in their day to day operations.”
The sheriff’s office is also conducting the investigation into the department.
Berthoud is four miles west of I-25 just south of Loveland.