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August 3, 2007 Peter A. Weir Executive Director, Colorado ...

August 3, 2007 Peter A. Weir Executive Director, Colorado ...

August 3, 2007 Peter A. Weir Executive Director, Colorado

August 3, 2007 Peter A. Weir Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Safety 700 Kipling Street Denver, CO 80215 Colonel Mark V. Trostel Colorado State Patrol 700 Kipling Street Denver, CO 80215 Dear Executive Director Weir and Colonel Trostel: RE: Investigation of the shooting death of Aaron Snyder, DOB 9/20/74, by Colorado State Patrol Agent Jay F. Hemphill, on July 16, 2007, in the State Capitol building, 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado. As we have done in other officer-involved shooting cases, this decision letter is being released at this time to inform all those involved and the public in a timely manner, even though some aspects of the investigation continue. We are able to do so at this time because all pertinent facts are known relative to our decision of whether the actions of Colorado State Patrol Agent Jay F. Hemphill were justified. We conclude that no criminal charges are fileable or provable against Agent Hemphill for causing the death of Aaron Snyder. His actions were legally justified. Aaron Snyder is deceased. Therefore, no criminal charges are necessary related to his criminal conduct. Snyder acted alone. This shooting involved a law enforcement officer from your agency which is an agency outside the 2 nd Judicial District. Therefore, the administrative aspect of the shooting will be addressed by the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Department of Public Safety. When we have been advised by you that your agencies have concluded the administrative investigation and review, we will open our Officer-Involved Shooting file in this case for in-person review at our office. As is always the case, the physical evidence will be in the possession of the Denver Police Department. The Denver Police Department is the official custodian of records related to this case. Officer-Involved Shooting 1 Agent Jay Hemphill July 16, 2007 Colorado State Patrol

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