Denver Police detective arrested on child abuse, domestic violence charges
DENVER — Another Colorado law enforcement officer has been arrested on criminal charges.
Denver Police Det. Daniel Diaz Deleon, 42, was booked into an Adams County jail on a series of charges including domestic violence, child abuse, reckless endangerment and prohibited use of a weapon.
The arrest stems from an incident on June 7 around 11:50 p.m. when police were called to a home on a report of a domestic dispute between a husband and a wife, said Thornton Police spokesman Matt Barnes.
When officers arrived, they heard multiple gunshots from inside a home. Police staged outside, Barnes said.
A 911 dispatcher was able to make contact with a man inside the home and he left the house peacefully and was taken into custody. The man was identified as Deleon, Barnes said.
Police said no officers were hurt in the incident.
News of the arrest comes as two other metro-area law enforcement officers were arrested last week.
Adams County Deputy Jason Belmont was arrested Wednesday by Aurora Police on a domestic violence-related sex assault charge. Also, Denver Police Officer Tim Kelley turned himself into Westminster Police Friday on allegations he possessed pornographic videos of children.