DENVER — Denver District Attorney Beth McCann has reversed course, announcing Sunday that her second in command will resign for bullying other staffers and intimidating another top prosecutor with a baseball bat.

McCann, in the email to her staff, said she could not let the controversy over Assistant District Attorney Ryan Brackley’s actions become “an ongoing distraction from the important work and mission of the office.”

She added that she “cannot condone nor allow the type of behavior about which I have learned through this investigation and from speaking to some of you outside of the investigation.”

She said that she and Brackley “agreed that it is in the best interest of the office moving forward that he resign. This decision came after further consideration regarding the events outlined in the recent personnel investigation.”

Brackley's last day will be Friday, Aug. 2.

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