A former Englewood police officer was found guilty of filing false information in a police report about her involvement in investigating a car crash, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Oct. 6.
Megan Feebeck was called to …
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Megan Feebeck was called to investigate a two-car crash on West Floyd Avenue in Englewood on Jan. 17, 2016. Feebeck, the lead officer on the scene, later said she talked to medical personnel at Swedish Medical Center about the injuries of the five people taken there after the accident.
The detective assigned to investigate the case, which was elevated to a fatal accident investigation after one of the passengers died a month later, was “surprised” to see that the initial police reports did not include information from medical personnel about the severity of the injuries, a news release from the district attorney's office said.
The report also lacked information on whether the at-fault driver was tested for or asked about alcohol or drug use, the release said.
Feebeck told the detective she couldn't find the right people at the hospital to ask about the injuries, but in a supplemental police report submitted later, Feebeck said she had spoken to a nurse for each of the five patients.
An Arapahoe County jury made the judgment that Feebeck did not complete the investigation she described in that report, based on testimony during her trial. Judge Jay Williford sentenced her to 50 hours of community service.
Attorneys for Feebeck argued to the city of Englewood in August 2016 that Feebeck was truthful. A July 2016 memorandum by Englewood police Chief John Collins said that nurses and staff who were on-duty at the hospital at the time said they did not have contact with any Englewood police officer about the status of the five patients. Another officer who went to the hospital with Feebeck said they only visited the at-fault driver's room and that there were no medical staff in the room, the memorandum said.
The investigation into the fatal accident is ongoing.
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