Jaron Jones

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Service Record

Agency: Aurora Colorado Police Department
Dates of Service: Oct 21, 2016 - Jun 30, 2020 (3 years, 8 months)[1]
Last Known Status: Resigned[2]

Incident Reports

2019 Off-Duty DUI

On May 5, 2019, Jones was stopped by a Sheriff's Deputy and subsequently arrested for DUI.[1]

Response Timeline

A review board found him in violation of the law but not for conduct unbecoming an officer. In December, 2019, Jones was suspended without pay for 120 hours, to be served non-consequtively over three months.[1]

Jones was charged with DUI, but those charges were dismissed when the deputy failed to appear in court. Jones plead guilty to Driving While Ability Impaired.[1]

2019 Death of Elijah McClain

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

On June 30, 2020, Jones resigned due to his involvement with the photographs.[1][2]

Response Timeline

July 3, 2020, the Chief's Review Board recommended that the Chief sustain a charge of "Conduct Unbecoming" against Jones. The Chief stated that, had Jones not resigned, he would have been terminated.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Aurora Police Department Photo Investigation Press Conference
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tweet, Aurora Police Dept, 2020-07-02
  3. Vanessa Wilson, Photo Investigation Press Conference, Aurora Police Department, 2020-07-03