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Denver police officer fired for sexually harassing intern

April 10, 2019

DENVER (AP) — A Denver Police officer was fired for sexually harassing an intern during a ride-along.

The Denver Post reports the department fired Jeremy Ownbey in March for comments he made in July 2018 to the intern, who was not named.

Police say Ownbey made “pervasive, graphic, (and) sexually oriented” comments to the intern, who did not immediately complain because she feared jeopardizing her chances of joining the department.

Authorities say Ownbey told investigators some of his comments were sexual and “completely inappropriate,” but the intern acting like “one of the guys” led to his “mistakes.”

Police say Ownbey was suspended for three months after a 2014 fight involving a Denver police detective and their wives that drew national attention when police investigated whether the couples were swingers.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com