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


July 12, 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

Larimer County Sheriff's Office OIS

November 11th Officer Involved Shooting

April 29th Officer Involved Shooting

Loveland Police OIS

January 12th Officer Involved Shooting

Fort Collins Police Services OIS