Berthoud residents want answers after Police chief, officer suspended
BERTHOUD, Colo. — Trustees in Berthoud held a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss a scandal in the community.
The meeting was to be held in private session, after public outcry, officials decided to hold the meeting in public.
Through their attorney trustees acknowledged receiving an email September 25 which they say contained a video link and alleged evidence of “domestic violence.”
The city attorney declined to elaborate on what the evidence was.
The town administrator, Michael Hart, says he also received the email but he claims he did not review the video included. “The first time I saw the video was on Fox 31 Denver (Tuesday),” Hart said.
He declined to say whether he recognized the person seen in the video as one of his officers.
Most residents who attended say they believe if the man in the video is identified as an officer, he should be fired.
“He should go,” said one resident. “And if the chief knew and did nothing, he should go too.”