Fort Collins Colorado Police Services
|Dates of Service||Ended December 2, 2022.|
|Last Known Status||Resigned|
2021-2022 False Arrests
In March 2022, a judge found that Haferman's testimony in court was "inconsistent" and sometimes "contrary to the evidence".
In April 2022, Haferman arrested Derrick Groves for driving under the influence, and claimed that Groves "had blood shot, glassy eyes, and his pupils appeared to be different sizes". A blood test showed that Groves had no drugs or alcohol in his system.
An internal review of DUI cases showed that nine of Haferman's arrests in the last year came back as having no drugs or alcohol involved.
The department's officers made 504 DUI arrests in 2021, and 11 came back with no drugs shown. Haferman was responsible for 191 of the department's DUI arrests that year, and was the arresting officer in eight of the 11 cases that tested negative.
In May 2022, Haferman moved from DUI enforcement to regular patrols.
In September 2022, Haferman was placed on administrative duty.
In October 2022, Haferman was placed on leave pending an internal investigation.
The investigation "revealed a pattern of performance that did not meet the training and standards" required by the department. The department concluded that no laws had been broken.
On December 2, 2022, Haferman resigned.
On May 3, 2023, five separate lawsuits were filed against Haferman by people who he arrested. Also named in the lawsuits were his sergeant, the city, and an unnamed corporal.
- Twitter update, Fort Collins Police, 2022-12-02
- Jason Douglas Haferman, Fort Collins Police Department, govSalaries
- Janet Oravetz, 5 people sue former Fort Collins officer accused of falsifying DUI arrests, 9 News, 2023-05-04
- Sady Swanson, Fort Collins police officer who was investigated for making false DUI arrests resigns, The Coloradoan, 2022-12-02