Vallario cleared on impropriety allegations |

Vallario cleared on impropriety allegations

John Gardner

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson announced Wednesday afternoon that his investigation into allegations of impropriety of Sheriff Lou Vallario is complete and that no charges will be filed.

“I want to say to the tax payers of Garfield County that there is not a scintilla of evidence that supports the allegations against (the detention sergeant) or against the Sheriff Lou Vallario,” Beeson told a group of reporters and about 25 Sheriff’s Office employees at a press conference at the Garfield County Courthouse.

“The investigation is now complete and it’s our conclusion that there is no credible evidence to indicate ” at all ” that these two persons have engaged in any criminal activity,” Beeson said.

Beeson thanked his chief investigator Beth Bascom for the thorough work that she did investigating the case.

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Vallario addressed the crowd after Beeson saying that he appreciated that the DA’s Office took on the investigation to clear his name.

“I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to say when this three-ring circus came to an end. There are a lot of things that I’ve wanted to say but I’m not going to. I’m going to let this thing die in the dirt where it arose from nine weeks ago,” Vallario said.

Read a complete story in Thursday’s Post Independent.

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