Commerce City police officer Kevin Lord arrested, accused of false reporting about being shot

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Commerce City Police Officer Kevin Lord has been arrested for falsely reporting being shot and allegedly attempting to influence a public official. (Photo: Adam County's DA Office)
Commerce City Police Officer Kevin Lord has been arrested for falsely reporting being shot and allegedly attempting to influence a public official. (Photo: Adam County’s DA Office)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. –Police announced they arrested Commerce City Police Officer Kevin Lord late Friday night. He faces charges of trying to influence a public official and false reporting. Lord said he was shot by a driver during a traffic stop last Sunday morning.

Investigators made the announcement during a news conference just before 10:00 Friday night.

A reward had grown to $20,000 for information on the attempted murder of the officer.

Police said their investigation took a turn Thursday night, and they arrested Lord Friday at 8:15 p.m.

Officer Kevin Lord, an eight-year veteran, claimed he was shot at close range while making a traffic stop in the 9700 block of Peoria Street. His bullet-proof vest was credited with saving his life.

Commerce City Police Chief Troy Smith said he was disappointed about the result of this investigation.

Related: Neighbors react to arrest of cop accused of falsely reporting shooting

 

 

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