The Denver Board of Ethics on Tuesday dismissed a complaint filed by a Denver police officer against City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca regarding her actions during a protest of the removal of a homeless encampment.
The board voted to dismiss the complaint because it did not have jurisdiction over the issue, said Lori Weiser, executive director of the board. The board is expected to complete a formal letter explaining its decision within the next few weeks.
Much of the ethics code overseen by the board focuses on conflict of interest issues, gifts to city employees and preventing favoritism.
The complaint from Officer Mallory Lutkin, filed Sept. 4 and made public Monday, centered on comments CdeBaca made on Aug. 19 while protesters confronted police who were overseeing the removal of a camp where people experiencing homelessness lived. Lutkin said CdeBaca’s comments — including calling officers stupid and cowards — belittled the officers and incited the protesters. Lutkin was at the scene that day.