CSPD Officer Arrested For Child Porn

By: KKTV News Email
By: KKTV News Email

The Colorado Springs Police Department arrested 30-year-old Officer Josh Carrier for being in possession of child pornography, a class 4 felony.

CSPD Sgt. Steve Noblitt says the arrest comes as a shock to the department.

"This is extremely disheartening for the department, but as long as the police department has humans working for them there is the potential for a situation like this," Noblitt said.

On March 28, 2011 the CSPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit learned that Carrier may have made purchases from a child pornography website. Investigators say the information was brought to them by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations as a result of one of their investigations.

ICAC, in conjunction with the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office, opened the case.

CSPD says Carrier’s role as a police officer has placed him in several assignments where he has had influence over youths in our community. Those roles include his assignment as a School Resource Officer at Horace Mann Middle School, a coach for the Police Athletic League, and an advisor to youth in the CSPD Explorer program.

Carrier has been with the police department for seven years. Carrier was assigned to the Patrol Bureau and worked out of the Sand Creek Division.

District 11 officials say they are shocked and disappointed by the news and they are working on a plan to inform parents and students about the case.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and they encourage anyone with information that could assist in the investigation to call Detectives in the CSPD ICAC unit at 719-444-7708


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  • by @knight Location: cs on May 16, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    caucasian.......big surprise there. what's your excuse now?
  • by Jared Location: cos on May 14, 2011 at 06:08 PM
    Disgusting!
  • by mann pride Location: cos on May 13, 2011 at 09:57 PM
    i knew officer carrier and i mean ya he did a really wrong thing but he was nice i mean i talked to him and i think he was stupid to do that but all yall need to shut up becuz i know him and a lot of u dont so shut up i have the right to iii kkknnnooowww him and i go there to horace mann
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      by Stupid on May 15, 2011 at 01:34 AM in reply to mann pride
      You are happy you know a pedophile? Get off your mommies laptop.
  • by Doug on May 13, 2011 at 09:32 PM
    well; well! Too bad for Josh! I was arrested and charged for crimes I didn't commit and the charges were later dismissed for lack of evidence. Doesn't matter; the damage had been done. The police charged me with absolute immunity. They didn't have to be right; suspicion was enough to destroy my life beyond repair. I now carry an arrest record and my criminal record shows that I was arrested and charged for various crimes. I have not been able to find employment since then and don't know if I ever will. I am rejoicing that even if Josh is innocent; at least one cop is getting a taste of their own medicine.
  • by Miah Location: COS on May 13, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    Let me start by saying, I am not now, have never been, and don't intend on being a criminal in the future. With that said. I think that the police department is the biggest ring of organized crime in this city. They intimidate people, extort money from them with their questionable tactics, fail to obey the traffic laws that they are so quick to impose on everyone else and generally hold themselves to be more important than they really are. They're nothing but Nazi Stormtroopers with their guns and shiny jackboots. Why do people think they need to be held in such high esteem? them and all the flippin' soldiers? But their jobs are dangerous! It's not like they didn't sign up for it knowing fully what the position consisted of. I agree that they were all pretty much bullied little children who now have a chip on their shoulder. And yes, I do know several of them personally, from a social standpoint. In my opinion, cops aren't anything but the big blue Mafia, and it's time that some of the power is given back to the people.
  • by S. K. on May 13, 2011 at 07:46 AM
    Even sicker, he's on paid leave.
  • by richard J Location: 80909 on May 13, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    @ Surprise, funny you should say that because it happens to be a lot truer than most people realize. A friend of ours is dating a cop and at the Christmas party, drunk as a skunk, they left. When confronted his response, "I'm a cop, let's leave it like that." Most suffer from inferiority complexes that result, as you stated, from being abused by their parents. CSPD= Pedophiles, ignorance and guilt!
  • by COS2242 on May 13, 2011 at 02:28 AM
    First off let me start off by saying I've known Josh for several years, and he is a good man. Second, the incident in question was not him showing his gun to that irrate woman it was him showing her his CSPD badge. He like 90% of cops I've met and know wear their badge on their belt infront of their gun when they are not in uniform and are still carrying a concealed handgun. I think it is absolutely disgusting and a shame that the media and everybody else who doesn't know Josh from Adam is sitting here trying to crucify him. If you knew this man you'd see and know that this isnt him and hes not that kind of person.
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      by Remie on May 18, 2011 at 08:04 PM in reply to COS2242
      I agree completely, he is a good man and got me through some really hard times. I accualy know the son of the woman he alledegly pulled his gun on and many of the students say he accualy pulled it out
  • by surprise on May 12, 2011 at 08:44 PM
    Doesn't surprise me considering how the springs police select there few and proud. Most cops, if you do the research, have had development problems as a child. They were beat as a child, had there lunch money taken as a child, and were bullied as a child. As an adult, this kinda person only wants what he thinks has comming to him. Bottom line, CSPD leaders and supervisors failed to identify and label this guy as a peddifial
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      by U-R-A Future Convict on May 12, 2011 at 09:22 PM in reply to surprise
      @surprise - Gee, get arrested much? Sounds more like your story about how you were beaten as a child, had your lunch money taken as a child, and the fact that you were bullied as a child. It seems like you just want cops to be the bad guys. Do everybody a favor, and go get caught - again! I'm sure your guilty of least two or three more felony crimes, especially with the trash shown in your writing!
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      by SOSON on May 13, 2011 at 02:37 AM in reply to surprise
      Did you do your research? And how many cops do you know? i personally know several hundred of these men and women and this is simply not true of any of them. i was raised by cops and esposed to that my entire life and i know not one like this. sure every job or position in the world will have those developmental problematic people but to say that most of them are this way is purely an inflation of a group statistic.
  • by Anonymous on May 12, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    All of you defending this sick man, ask yourselves this question. What if they were photographs of your children/grandchildren/neices/nephews etc. What if he more inappropriate than what anyone knows about. You can know a person until the day they die, that doesn't mean you know them.
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