CSPD property crime audit turns up issues with former detectives

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking into the actions of two of its former detectives.

An audit done by the department found parts of their case reports were not being transferred to the district attorney's office. Attorney Dave Webster told 11 News defendants who are affected could appeal their cases, depending on which information didn't get to prosecutors.
"If it's administrative information that doesn't indicate it is investigative information so I'm not sure it would have any effect,” Webster said.

CSPD says now they’re going over the two detective’s cases dating back to 2012 and resubmitting them back to the D.A.’s office.

They were based out of the Sand Creek Division and investigated property crimes, such as burglary, criminal trespassing and theft.

The process of transferring case documents is called discovery in these types of criminal cases. Defendants have the right to see that discovery, or the allegations against them, who is making them and the factual basis of the claims.

Springs police say it's unclear how many cases could be effected.

"The majority of these cases is more of an administrative discovery not to the facts of the case, but again we're way too premature to give that information until this audit is completed,” Howard Black said.

CSPD says it could take up to three months for them to finish their investigation.