Skip to comments.Ex-cop is arrested for his wife's murder, three years after his fellow officers ruled it a suicide-
Posted on 11/18/2014 7:36:22 PM PST by FBD
A former Colorado jail officer has been arrested and charged with murdering his wife, three years after local detectives allegedly covered up evidence of his crime and ruled her death a suicide - even though she was shot in the back of the head.
Ashley Fallis' family never believed the 28-year-old mother of three had killed herself and they campaigned for three years for police in Evans, Colorado, to reopen the case and investigate whether her husband, Tom Fallis, was responsible for the New Years Day 2012 shooting.
Fallis, 34, was arrested today in Bloomington, Indiana, where he had been living with the couple's three young children after fleeing Colorado. He will be extradited back to Colorado to stand trial.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Again. UK reporting the stories the US media wont.
Culture of Corruption ping.
Officer Tom Fallis said his wife shot herself (in the back of the head) and her death was quickly ruled to be a suicide.
Ashley’s parents say local cops covered up for Tom Fallis, who was a jail officer in the county at the time.
An investigation by KDVR-TV found that cops left out details of her killing
The couple’s daughter, 6, said she ‘saw daddy shoot mommy.’
It seems to be getting coverage now according to a news web search. Copyright issues?
NOT read the story.
However, I don’t believe a “jail” officer is considered a “cop”. If there is a thin blue line, it’s very thin...
Washington Post and the NY Daily reported this also today.
A perfect example of why police departments can't be trusted to investigate their own officers.
...or anything else.
Dirty AND stupid.
I once knew the long time police chief of a town in N.C.
He once told me that a lot of suicides are in fact murders that go unsolved. Every now and then one does get solved.
Deputies assigned to the County jail are police officers. But aren’t you interested in the following information?
“Evans Police Chief Rick Brandt, who headed up the initial investigation into Ashley Fallis’ death, asked Fort Collins police to head up the most recent investigation.
Loveland police conducted an independent investigation into allegations that Evans Police Officer Michael Yates impeded the investigation into Ashley Fallis’ death. They concluded in August that there was no probable cause to charge Yates with a crime.
Chief Brandt told Crimesider Tuesday that he had not been informed of details surrounding the indictment and arrest of Tom Fallis. He said that he is moving forward with an internal review of Officer Yates, as is protocol. Yates is currently serving on the force as a community resource officer.”
Yup, those Hero types are all upright and upstanding. Most of them are great, honest, family guys that do not and will not cover for their occasional filthy co-worker. They just want to get home to their families after their honorable shift of upholding justice. Yup.
I’ve heard that has well,...
But how in heck does a person who gets shot in the back of the head get ruled as a suicide? :-/
However, I dont believe a jail officer is considered a cop. If there is a thin blue line, its very thin...
He was a Deputy who happened to work in the jail. The thin blue line was thick enough for the Detectives to turn a blind eye to murder.
And whats worse; this cover up is two different police departments, a police chief, and a detective, (Loveland and Evans) covering up for each other.
Correctional officer is the proper term.
I beliebe Clintoon's thugs had that down to an art.
beliebe=believe, but who are you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes, or my fat fingers?
They are called Correctional Officers because they are legally cops. If you punched one you would be charged with assault on an officer.
Regarding many, many cops, that is completely true. I've known plenty of vets who became cops, and they didn't drop their sense of honor because they put on a new uniform.
The main problem is the guys who want to be cops not because they are interested in justice or happen to have a bent towards police work, but because they crave power and authoriteh. In our world filled with people seeking a sense of validation and fulfillment in all the wrong places because they don't know Jesus, there are far too many such men/boys becoming police officers. The secrecy and "got your back" ethos that come with all brotherhood organizations sink right in, unchecked by a native sense of right and wrong that better men temper the ethos with.
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