Denver Police detective arrested on child abuse, domestic violence charges

(Photo: Adams County Sheriff's Office)

(Photo: Adams County Sheriff's Office)

DENVER — Another Colorado law enforcement officer has been arrested on criminal charges.

Denver Police Det. Daniel Diaz Deleon, 42, was booked into an Adams County jail on a series of charges including domestic violence, child abuse, reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a weapon.

The arrest stems from an incident on June 7 around 11:50 p.m. when police were called to a home on a report of a domestic dispute between a husband and a wife, said Thornton Police spokesman Matt Barnes.

When officers arrived, they heard multiple gunshots from inside a home. Police staged outside, Barnes said.

A 911 dispatcher was able to make contact with a man inside the home and he left the house peacefully and was taken into custody. The man was identified as Deleon, Barnes said.

Police said no officers were hurt in the incident.


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