Fremont County

Another Fremont County Sheriff's deputy placed on leave

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. - It is starting to sound like a broken record; the Fremont County Sheriff's Office has placed another deputy on leave. 

On June 14, Deputy Brody Koch was placed on administrative leave after allegations were made of misuse of force during an arrest. 

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office sent out this statement in part of a news release:  

"Administrative leave is routine procedure in such cases, and Deputy Koch will remain on leave pending the conclusion of the matter." 

Just this year, FCSO has had six people put administrative leave due to various reasons. 

Those placed on leave include: 

-Deputy Tyler Mattson, 26, was placed on leave last Thursday after a complaint was filed with the Sheriff's Office.

READ MORE: 5th Fremont Co. Sheriff's deputy placed on leave

He was allowed to return to work on May 24.

-Lt. Robert Dodd, who was put on leave Jan. 1 and retired from the position on April 23. He was involved in the investigation into a storage unit that housed evidence from a 10-year-old homicide case.

READ MORE: Fremont Co. Sheriff's Lt. who owned storage unit with evidence inside retires

He is charged with abuse of public records, a misdemeanor; and two counts of second-degree official misconduct.

-Lt. Bruce Briscoe of Pueblo West was placed on routine paid administrative leave in February pending a CBI investigation.

Briscoe allegedly had an intimate relationship with a 17-year-old in 1999 while he was a D.A.R.E officer. The victim just recently came forward.

READ MORE: Deputy on leave after allegations of relationship with a minor

Briscoe, like Mattson, was allowed to return to duty on May 24, after there was insufficient evidence to prove guilt. 

-Sgt. Arin Hart was placed on administrative leave in March after Colorado State Patrol Trooper G.E. Muse helped him with a traffic stop and later voiced concerns about some of the DUI/DUID arrests.

There is currently an internal affairs investigation being conducted in reference to this case. He has been employed with the department for nearly four years.

-Cpl. Brandon Tilley was placed on leave and was arrested May 3. He is accused of child abuse and third-degree assault. His child showed up to school with bruises on his buttocks and right leg, the Chieftain reported.

READ MORE: Fremont Co. Sheriff's deputy arrested for child abuse

Tilley has worked for the department since 2009. 


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