Denver Police detective placed on leave during investigation in Lakewood

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DENVER — A Denver police detective is on administrative leave from the police force as the result of an ongoing investigation in Lakewood.

Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson says Det. Michael Ryan was placed on administrative leave Friday.

Lakewood Police say this is an ongoing investigation of prostitution activity.

Investigators say a Denver officer was contacted by Lakewood special enforcement officers Thursday night in the area of West Colfax Avenue and Ingalls Street after they watched a woman known to engage in prostitution get into his car.

He was not on duty at the time.

Det. Ryan works in vice and narcotics for Denver Police.


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