Boulder police ruled former officer charged with attempted murder violated departmental rules
The Boulder Police Department’s review of the allegations against former police officer Christian McCracken for violating Boulder Police Department Rule #2, Conformance with Laws, has been completed. McCracken submitted a letter of resignation to the police department through his attorney on August 15, approximately one hour prior to the final review by the Internal Affairs Review Panel.
The internal affairs panel is made up of six members of the community and six members of the police department. The investigation was completed several weeks ago and was submitted for review by the supervisory chain of command and the Review Panel. The Review Panel met last night, August 15, to make a final recommendation concerning whether to sustain the allegation.
The panel made a unanimous decision to recommend sustaining the allegation that McCracken violated Boulder Police Department Rule #2, Conformance with Laws. This recommendation, as well as those of his supervisors, was forwarded to Chief Mark Beckner on August 16. Chief Beckner concurred with the recommendations and entered a sustained finding.
Because McCracken resigned before the disciplinary process was completed, no disciplinary action will be taken. Christian McCracken is no longer a member of the Boulder Police Department.
McCracken had been on medical leave since last summer, after claiming an on-the-job injury. Although he was still technically a member of the police department, he was not on paid leave. He has been receiving worker’s compensation for his injury.
McCracken was able to post bond, and has been released from jail. He has left the state of Colorado, which is one of the conditions of his bond.