A Fort Collins Police Department DUI enforcement officer who was investigated after making several unjustified arrests has resigned.
On Friday morning, Fort Collins police Chief Jeff Swoboda announced the resignation of Officer Jason Haferman.
An internal review of Haferman began earlier this year based on DUI arrests made by the officer that came back showing there were no drugs or alcohol involved, Swoboda said. Haferman had nine DUI cases, in less than a year, that came back showing no drugs or alcohol in the arrestees’ systems.
Due to the volume of bad arrests, internal affairs began an investigation and in May Haferman left the DUI assignment and went to work as a patrol officer. In September, Haferman was assigned to an administrative job and in October he was put on leave pending the results of the internal investigation.
“The results of the investigation ultimately revealed a pattern of performance that did not meet the training and standards we require for our officers,” Swoboda said. “As a result, I lost faith in his ability to serve as a Fort Collins Police officer.”
Swoboda had scheduled a meeting with Haferman as part of a disciplinary process, but Haferman resigned before the meeting.
“I’m extremely disappointed that this officer’s actions impaired our effectiveness as an agency, violated the public’s trust, and damaged community confidence in FCPS,” Swoboda said.
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