2 deputies charged in man’s death out at sheriff’s office


BOULDER | Two sheriff’s deputies in Colorado charged with manslaughter in the death of a man they were transporting to detox are no longer with their department.

The Daily Camera reports that Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Mike Wagner says an internal investigation has concluded and the employment of both James O’Brien and Adam Lunn ended Monday.

Wagner says he could not comment further on the case because it is a personnel matter.

O’Brien and Lunn were charged with manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Demetrius Shankling.

Both men were placed on paid administrative leave Sept. 9 as the sheriff’s office conducted an internal investigation into possible policy violations separate from a criminal investigation done by the Boulder County district attorney’s office.

Both men remain free on personal recognizance bonds and are set for an arraignment hearing in May.

Information from: Daily Camera, https://www.dailycamera.com/