Mikhail Noel

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Service Record

Las Animas County Colorado Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy
Dates of Service April 1, 2020[1] - August 25, 2023.[2]
Salary $70,280 (2022)[3]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2020 Incident with Rosemary Goodman

Response Timeline

On June 15, 2022, Goodman and her boyfriend sued the agency, the county, and the officers, claiming the use of excessive force in violation of state and federal laws.[4][5]

In November 2022, a settlement was reached.[5]

2022 Arrest of Kenneth Espinoza

Response Timeline

On May 5, 2023, Espinoza and his son filed federal civil rights lawsuits against the agency and the officers.[6]

On August 25, 2023, the officers were fired for violating agency policies, including inappropriately using a Taser while Espinoza was handcuffed and filing an inaccurate report about the incident.[2]

On December 4, 2023, Noel voluntarily surrendered his certification.[7]

On March 4, 2024, the county agreed to pay Espinoza $1.5 million to settle his lawsuits.[8]

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