Former Aurora PD officer charged with allegedly distributing controlled substances

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — A former Aurora police officer appeared in court Wednesday after he allegedly gave a controlled substance to a citizen while working an off-duty assignment in March.

The Aurora Police Department said it received a complaint on March 31 from a citizen alleging she was given a controlled substance by Officer Josiah Coe on March 4.

Officer Coe resigned from APD on April 22.

APD Chief Vanessa Wilson asked the Colorado Bureau of Investigations to conduct an independent criminal investigation. An internal affairs investigation was also initiated, according to APD.

The CBI completed its investigation and presented it to the District Attorney’s Office for the 18th Judicial District.

The District Attorney has filed criminal charges against Coe for distribution of a controlled substance and official misconduct, according to APD.

A judge set a PR bond for Coe on Wednesday at $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 7.

Chief Vanessa Wilson issued the following statement on the arrest via Twitter:

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