Pablo Vazquez

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Service Record

Commerce City Colorado Police Department

Last Known Status Separated[1]

Bertroud Colorado Police Department

Last Known Status Separated[2][1]

Federal Heights Colorado Police Department

Rank Sergeant (2017)[2]
Dates of Service 2014 - March 14, 2020[3]
Salary $89,305 (2019)[4]
Last Known Status Resigned[5]

Platteville Colorado Police Department

Rank Sergeant
Dates of Service March 2020[5] - December 2022.[6]
Salary $50,011 (2020)[7]
Last Known Status Terminated[6]

Incident Reports

2019-2020 Complaints

Vazquez was the subject of five investigations by the Internal Affairs department.[3]

In September of 2019, Federal Heights police put Vazquez on a performance improvement plan, noting that "Sergeant Vazquez's documented failure to provide adequate supervision presented a significant risk of liability to the City of Federal Heights and the safety of the officers under his supervision".[3]

A Federal Heights police officer said, "Sergeant Vazquez operates with a lack of care for his own safety and the safety of his officers. Sergeant Vazquez appears to be incompetent". Another officer said he had "lost confidence in Sergeant Vazquez as a leader".[5]

An officer reported that he "felt unsafe working under Sergeant Vazquez and was concerned that the Sergeant's method of supervision was putting himself and others on the shift in danger."[5]

Response Timeline

The Federal Heights police commander recommended a two-day suspension.[5]

In 2020, a Federal Heights supervisor recommended that Vazquez be suspended and demoted for failing to follow the performance improvement plan.[8]

2022 Phone Tampering

In January 2022, Vazquez tampered with a co-worker's cellphone.[3]

Response Timeline

The Chief called the incident "inappropriate" and gave Vazquez a reprimand.[3]

2022 Arrest of Yareni Rios-Gonzalez

Response Timeline

In September 2022, Vazquez was placed on paid administrative leave.[9][5]

Vazquez was charged with five misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, and one count each of obstructing highway or other passageway, careless driving, and parking where prohibited.[10]

In December 2022, Vazquez was fired.[6]

On December 5, 2023, Vazquez pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor reckless endangerment and was sentenced to one year of probation after which the charge would be dismissed and the case sealed.[11]

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