BROOMFIELD, COLORADO – Two Westminster police officers are under investigation and on paid leave, Investigator Trevor Materasso said Friday.
A woman contacted Broomfield police at about 3:20 a.m. on Thursday and said that while she was at a home in the 12800 block of South Princess Circle, in Broomfield, she became the victim of a sexual assault involving two Westminster police officers.
The officers were off-duty at the time, Broomfield police said in a statement.
A criminal investigation was under way Friday.
“Directly following the conclusion of Broomfield’s criminal investigation, Westminster will conduct an internal investigation into these allegations,” Materasso said. “This administrative process is being conducted after the criminal investigation, so as to not interfere with any criminal investigative process. Westminster has remained uninvolved with the criminal process to ensure the integrity of Broomfield’s investigation.”
The two officers have not been arrested or charged.
“At this time, these are only allegations and the officers deserve the same due process to determine their innocence or guilt before any action is taken against them,” Materasso said.