Hearing for fired Aspen cop rescheduled | PostIndependent.com

Hearing for fired Aspen cop rescheduled

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” An arraignment hearing has been rescheduled for next month for a former Aspen police officer accused of reporting to work drunk.

Forty-three-year-old Jim Crowley had been expected in Garfield County Court Thursday, but the arraignment was reset for Jan. 15. No reason was given for the delay.

Crowley was an 18-year veteran of the Aspen Police Department when he was arrested Aug. 28 on suspicion of driving while ability-impaired and prohibited use of a weapon.

Police Chief Richard Pryor fired Crowley the next day.

Attorney Lawson Willis, who has provided legal advice to Crowley as a friend, has said Crowley told him he went to work with a hangover.

The case was moved to Garfield County after a Pitkin County judge disqualified herself.

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