Manitou Springs police chief on administrative leave

Police Chief Brian Churchill
Police Chief Brian Churchill(Manitou Springs Police Department)
Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 9:24 AM MST
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MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The Manitou Springs chief of police has been placed on administrative leave, the city confirmed Monday.

The city would not comment on a reason for the leave, citing a personnel matter. The move went into effect Jan. 21.

Brian Churchill has served as Manitou Springs’ police chief since 2019. According to his biography on the Manitou Springs city website, he previously spent nearly 25 years with the Indianapolis Police Department and is a graduate of the 260th session of the FBI National Academy. Prior to being in law enforcement, Churchill served in the Army’s 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

Detective Bill Otto with the Manitou Springs Police Department will be the acting police chief until further notice.

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