Department Statement About the Arrest of Off-Duty Officer  
(January 12) An off-duty Aurora police officer has been placed on immediate and indefinite suspension without pay following his arrest.

On January 11, 2023, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Aurora911 received a call about a physical fight in the 15900 block of East Briarwood Circle. Aurora police responded and learned one of the individuals involved was off-duty Aurora police officer Douglas Harroun. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office was requested to respond to conduct the investigation.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harroun, who was booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Center on felony charges.

The Aurora Police Department has opened an Internal Affairs investigation related to this incident. Harroun was placed on immediate and indefinite suspension without pay as outlined in city charter 3-16(8)(j).

“The alleged actions Wednesday night are inconsistent with the Aurora Police Department’s core values,” said Chief Art Acevedo. “We want to thank our partners at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office’s for responding and taking the lead on the investigation.”

Harroun was hired in 2020. Before Wednesday night’s incident, he was involved in a non-fatal officer-involved shooting on December 31, 2022. Harroun was placed on paid administration leave following that incident.

As the investigating agency, any additional information about the arrest should be obtained from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
Posted by [email protected] On 12 January, 2023 at 12:52 PM