BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Prosecutors have offered a deal to one of two former Boulder police officers accused of illegally shooting a trophy elk on New Year's Day.
The Daily Camera reports the proposal filed Friday would allow 39-year-old Brent Curnow to plead guilty to felony tampering and four misdemeanors. Three other felonies and a misdemeanor would be dropped.
Curnow hadn't accepted the offer as of Friday afternoon, and his attorney couldn't be reached for comment.
Fellow officer Sam Carter is accused of shooting the elk while on duty, and Curnow is accused of picking up the carcass. Carter said he shot the elk because it was injured, but an examination found no signs it was hurt before it was killed.
Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett says the deal was offered to Curnow because he was "less culpable" than Carter.
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