Two Boulder, Colo., police officers who illegally shot and killed an elk, have resigned from their positions.
According to Tuesday's CBS Denver News, Sam Carter, 35, and Brent Curnow, 38, resigned after being charged by District Attorney Stan Garnett for multiple infractions resulting from killing an elk who had been living in a Boulder neighborhood.
Last Friday, the pair were arrested on nine charges, including killing an elk out of season and tampering with evidence.
Though Carter and Curnow have resigned, the police department is still conducting an investigation.
Chief Mark Beckner, with the Boulder Police Department, released a statement following the shooting:
“The Boulder Police Department does not tolerate this kind of behavior,”
“Police officers and other members of this department will be held accountable for their actions and behavior, and we want the community to know how seriously we take this breach of trust.”
Text messages exchanged between the pair back on Jan. 1, indicate that the elk was shot because of his size. Following the shooting, the carcass was hauled away by Curnow, who indicated that the meat would be taken for personal use.
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