The results of a new bombshell report that was commissioned by Aurora’s city manager, Jim Twombly is making headlines in the metro area this morning and reflecting poorly on the leadership of Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson.
According the multiple media reports, there is a massive backlog of more than 2,500 reports for investigation that includes crimes such as child sexual abuse, murder, and carjacking.
FOX31 reports on the bombshell report:
The report, authored by the police consulting firm PRI Management Group, found that 2,512 police reports were pending processing in the police department’s record division as of March 11. The consultants said there should be fewer than 50 waiting in the system at any given time.
As of Tuesday, Aurora said the backlog was down to 1,252 reports. Twombly called the backlog alarming and unacceptable. Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, who has previously been at odds with Wilson, blamed police leadership for what he called a “catastrophic failure.”
Aurora City Councilman, Dustin Zvonek: “This report’s findings are shocking and appalling. Unfortunately, they are just the latest example of the systemic failure of the leadership in our police department.”
🚨 UPDATE 🚨
News is breaking as we speak that Police Chief Wilson has been fired:
🔥 FOX31 NEWS: Aurora Police under fire for 2,500-case backlog – Read More
🔥 DENVER CHANNEL: Report says Aurora Police Department investigations into serious crimes delayed due to records backlog – Read More
🔥 9NEWS: Consultant finds huge case backlog amid controversy over Aurora Police chief – Read More