Kyle Dittrich

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Service Record

Agency: Aurora Colorado Police Department
Dates of service: Oct 2016 - Jul 10, 2020 (3 years, 8 months)
Last Known Status: Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2019 Death of Elijah McClain

On Oct 20, 2019, Dittrich, Erica Marrero, and Jaron Jones were on-duty and had just completed a call in the area when they took photos near McClain’s memorial.[2]

Department Response

On July 3, 2020, Dittrich, Marrero, and Jason Rosenblatt were fired for their involvement in the photographs. Aurora Police Department Chief Vanessa Wilson cited "conduct unbecoming."[1][2][3]

On July 8, 2020, Marrero and Dittrich appealed the firing.[1].

In February, 2021, the terminations were upheld by the Aurora Civil Service Commission[1]

Legal Action

None

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Firings upheld for 3 officers in case of photo taken near Elijah McClain memorial, 9news, 2021-02-09
  2. 2.0 2.1 Keith Coffman, Colorado police officers fired after photos mocking death of Black man surface, Reuters, 2020-07-03
  3. Vanessa Wilson, Photo Investigation Press Conference, Aurora Police Department, 2020-07-03