Joint Statement: 17th Judicial DA Brian Mason and 18th Judicial DA John Kellner Re: Backlogged Police Reports in Aurora
(April 5, 2022) – Today, District Attorney Brian Mason of the 17th Judicial District, which serves Adams and Broomfield Counties, and District Attorney John Kellner of the 18th Judicial District, which serves Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln, and Elbert Counties, are issuing a joint statement in response to the independent report that details a backlog of police reports within the Aurora Police Department.
“We have read the PRI report regarding Aurora Police Records Staffing and, suffice to say, we are alarmed. Our first concern is to ensure that the public – and specifically victims of crime – are protected. Failures in processing police reports of new crimes or processing reports in ongoing investigations must be remedied immediately to both protect the public and the integrity of existing cases. Once that is done, we urge city leaders to determine how these failures occurred and ensure that they do not happen again.”
District Attorney Brian Mason and District Attorney John Kellner