KUSA - Usually, when there is favoritism in a government agency, a department spokesperson won't admit it.
While it may not be surprising to hear cops giving fellow cops special treatment, the fact the Aurora Police Department is openly admitting favoritism is quite surprising.
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Simply put, cops causing minor crashes in Aurora are often excused from receiving citations while the rest of us civilians will likely get ticketed.
The majority of our viewers who participated in this online poll (which is definitely not scientific by the way) feel APD's "unwritten practice" is not fair.
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And while anecdotal public sentiment may not side with APD's philosophy, the department plans to carry on with its long standing tradition of giving fellow cops breaks in minor crashes.
When I first began asking questions about the crash that led to the original report, spokesperson Cassidee Carlson said my reporting on this matter "would not change the way we do business."
In the beginning APD didn't think this was a story.
While this report is definitely not second guessing the sacrifice police provide on a daily basis, a strong democratic society demands people in power should be treated like everyone else.
You've got to wonder....is APD treating EVERYONE fairly?
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