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Fort Collins officer fired, charged with felony stalking

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Fort Collins Police officer was fired and charged with felony stalking Tuesday after a female reported that he contacted her multiple times against her will, the department said.

The accusations against Jarett Branson, 29, first surfaced on Sept. 9, police said. A female said Branson would not leave her alone and had contacted her both at work and at home, while he was on duty. Branson was placed on leave during the investigation.

Investigators determined that Branson allegedly used police resources to find the woman’s home and work addresses, and had contacted her several times, FCPD reported.

On Tuesday, the officer was formally charged with felony stalking, criminal trespass and official misconduct. He was arrested and subsequently fired.

Branson had worked for FCPD since January, the department said.

Although it is believed this is an isolated incident, FCPD encouraged anyone with information to call Internal Affairs at 970-221-6831.