Colorado county forced to disband internet sting unit

The Denver Post reports that a Colorado District Attorney’s office was forced to disband its child sex offender internet investigation unit, after a complaint from a defense attorney.

A grievance filed by defense attorney Phil Cherner with the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct about the CHEEZO operation led to the unit being disbanded.

At issue are ethics rules for Colorado lawyers that state: An attorney shall not lie, deceive or engage in subterfuge. The subterfuge rule applies to any employee of a lawyer’s office, according to state ethical guidelines.

The investigators, a husband and wife, misrepresented their ages, posing as children, during the course of their operations.

Read the full story here.

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