In the Eighth Judicial District, the multi-agency Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is called in any time there is an officer-involved shooting that results in injury or death.  At the conclusion of a CIRT investigation, the findings are reported to the District Attorney.

The District Attorney completes a thorough review of the entire investigation and uses the applicable law to determine whether the use of force was justified.  In cases where the use of force is found to be justified, the District Attorney prepares a report, in the form of a letter, and sends it to the police chief or sheriff of the agency where the officer was employed.


See information on our statute: Peace Officer-Involved Shooting Statute C.R.S. 16-2.5-301


See information on our

Decision Letters

Please see our most recent letters listed under Community Relations and Engagement

CIRT Media Releases


December 8, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

November 21, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

October 21, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

September 29, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

September 14, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

September 2, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

July 12, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

June 1, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

April 14, 2022, Officer-Involved Incident

January 10, 2022 Officer Involved Incident


September 23, 2021 Officer Involved Incident

August 16, 2021 Officer Involved Shooting

July 28, 2021 Officer Involved Shooting

June 26, 2020 Arrest of Karen Garner Investigation


February 18th In-Custody Death


November 30th Officer Involved Shooting

November 24th Officer Involved Shooting

November 11th Officer Involved Shooting

April 29th Officer Involved Shooting

January 12th Officer Involved Shooting