Christopher Baird

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Service Record

Agency Denver Colorado Police Department
Rank Corporal
Dates of Service Hired June 30, 2014.[1]
Salary $105,041 (2020)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2017 Shooting of Keith Roberts

On June 18, 2017, Roberts threatened a family member with a gun and fled in a car. Baird, Corporal Joey Gasca, and other officers chased Roberts and stopped him. Officers claimed that Roberts fired a weapon. Baird and Gasca shot, wounding Roberts.[3]

Gasca was equipped with a body-worn camera.[3]

Response Timeline

On September 26, 2017, the District Attorney announced that the shooting was justified by the officers "to defend themseves, other officers, and the public". [3]

On January 31, 2018, a jury convicted Roberts on 19 counts, including two counts of first-degree assault against a police officer, six counts of felony menacing, and three counts of being an offender in possession of a weapon.[4]

On April 3, 2018, Roberts was sentenced to 45 years in prison.[4]

2018 Arrest of Eric Brandt

Response Timeline

On February 5, 2020, Brandt sued the officers and the city, citing violations of his First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.[5]

On November 28, 2022, the Denver City Council voted to pay $65,000 to settle Brandt's lawsuit.[6]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: neutral
Protect & Serve rating: neutral
Individual Rights rating: bad
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
Ratings Definitions

References

  1. Christopher Baird (2018), OpenPayrolls
  2. Christopher Baird L, Denver Police Department, govSalaries
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Man Who Shot At Officers Sentenced To 45 Years, CBS Colorado, 2018-04-03
  4. 4.0 4.1 45 years for man who led Denver police on chase into Aurora, District Attorney's Office, 2018-04-03
  5. Brandt v Chavez et al, U.S. District Court complaint 2020-02-05
  6. Resolution, Denver City Council, 2022-11-28