An incident involving Douglas County Undersheriff Tony Spurlock that prompted separate investigations by the Douglas County and Jefferson County sheriff’s offices has resulted in the finding of no criminal wrongdoing by the undersheriff.
Spurlock, a Republican candidate for Douglas County Sheriff in 2014, was being investigated on a report from a passerby that a domestic dispute involving the undersheriff had taken place April 10 inside a Highlands Ranch home.
As Douglas County deputies found no evidence of criminal conduct in their initial investigation, Spurlock was not placed on administrative leave while Jefferson County conducted an independent investigation at Sheriff David Weaver’s request.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office completed their investigation April 25 and found that Spurlock had not violated any laws and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was also not in violation of standard operating procedures.
Weaver sated in a news release that the reason for conducting both an internal and external investigation was to ensure the trust of the people of Douglas County.
“As public servant employees, we accept that we are under more scrutiny and we embrace this because of the authority with which the public has entrusted our profession,” he said. “This incident has now been thoroughly investigated by two law enforcement agencies, both of which found no criminal or procedural wrongdoing.”
Spurlock, who chaired the state’s Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Board under Gov. Bill Owens in 2001, added that both agencies were professional and thorough in their investigations.
“My belief in the justice system has never wavered and stands strong today,” he said.