Polis Emergency Management Official Drunk During STEM Shooting?

By Matt Connelly

The Denver Post reports this morning that the director of Colorado’s Office of Emergency Management, Mike Willis, is under fire “for a pattern of aggressive behavior and inappropriate, unprofessional conduct…”

Notably, the Post reports that Willis was accused of being drunk during the response to the 2019 shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch.

According to the Denver Post, Governor Jared Polis wouldn’t answer questions through a spokesperson about whether he knew about the many complaints against Mike Willis.

The Denver Post reports: “A state employee in 2019 notified human resources that they believed Willis was intoxicated in the state’s Emergency Operations Center during the response to the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch — an allegation reported at the time to Willis’ supervisor Kevin Klein, the head of Colorado’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

But the state didn’t investigate the allegation in 2019. Klein only launched an inquiry this month after The Post began asking for records and conducting interviews. (Willis denied being inebriated that day and Klein concluded that the allegations were not sustained.)”

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About the Author:

Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado.