Four men receive slaps on wrist for injuring police officer with a chlorine bomb

Four men receive slaps on wrist for injuring police officer with a chlorine bomb
The four suspects (Images: Police photos via Twitter)

[Ed. – Giving the assailants probation is a travesty of justice.]

Four men have now been sentenced in Jefferson County for throwing a chlorine bomb at a police officer who was injured in the incident.

Three of the four defendants in the case were sentenced Thursday, with one man being sentenced earlier, according to a district attorney’s office news release.

The Arvada police officer was injured around midnight April 6, 2019, when he attempted to clear a road hazard at West 72nd Avenue and Beech Street, the release said.

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The defendants had “built” the hazard, with street signs pulled out of the ground, to make a target for their plastic bottle chlorine bombs. When the officer began removing the hazard, the men yelled obscenities and hurled the bomb, the release said.

The bottle hit the ground near the officer, releasing a cloud of chlorine gas. The officer coughed, became nauseous and lost consciousness. …

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