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DA Review of October 20, 2023 CIRT Investigation Complete

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On behalf of the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team, the Grand Junction Police Department is releasing the following information:

The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team has completed its investigation of the October 20, 2023, officer-involved shooting involving the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation was turned over to the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office for review and the findings can be viewed here

Critical incidents in Mesa County may be investigated by the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team to ensure an independent investigation. This team is comprised of representatives of the Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Fruita Police Department, Palisade Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Corrections, 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office, and Colorado Bureau of Investigation.  The Critical Incident Response Team is activated at the request of the Chief Executive, or his designee, of the law enforcement agency involved in the critical incident.  Because the Mesa County Sheriff's Office was involved in this incident, the Grand Junction Police Department led the investigation on behalf of the Critical Incident Response Team. 

Read here for the initial release about this incident. 

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