Troopers receive training after fatal shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) The Colorado Attorney General's Office says 337 members of the State Patrol have received training on search and seizure issues after a man was shot and killed when he refused to allow troopers into his Mesa County home without a warrant.

Julie Selsberg with the AG's office says in a letter to the American Civil Liberties Union the staff received the training between August 2012 and the end of this past September.

The ACLU lawsuit says troopers Kirk Firko and Ivan Lawyer were investigating a traffic accident in 2010 when they knocked on the door of 31-year-old Jason Kemp, who was shot when he demanded to see a warrant. The troopers were fired, but charges against them were dismissed.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports ( ) the lawsuit was settled in January for $1 million.

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