On February 21, 2018 the “Denver Board of Ethics” reviewed the complaints filed on November 9, 2017 by Denver Sheriffs FOP Lodge 27, through its attorney Reid Elkus, alleging specific ethics violations committed by DSD Chief Connie Coyle and DSD Major Bryan Moore in their developing and handling of a promotional process.
(We have attached the “Denver Board of Ethics” decision to this article. That document details the specific complaints filed by the FOP, and also issues in detail the decision of the Board.)
On February 26, 2018 the FOP received the decision of the Denver Board of Ethics (see attached). Although the Board technically cleared the parties of any specific violation of the various sections of the “Ethics Code” that were cited in our complaint; the Ethics Board agreed that the way the Department and the two accused administrators handled this testing process was bad.
It's clear to us in reading this decision that the political fix was in. We say this in light of the Board claiming they can't sustain any violation because the department has determined that there was no proof of misconduct. All of the Majors participated in this process including the one running Internal Affairs but none complained about the conflict of interest.
Read the decision and you be the judge. When all is said and done the Board cleared them of wrong doing but slammed them for wrong doing. Pretty typical of the way things work in the City & County of Denver.