A sheriff's deputy and a police officer are facing charges in two unrelated incidents, the Denver district attorney's office announced Tuesday.
Deputy Daniel Steckman, 34, has been charged with one count of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. He was served a criminal summons and complaint on Sept. 5, and he is scheduled to appear in Denver County Court on Oct. 7.
At 1 p.m. May 29, Steckman allegedly assaulted an arrestee during the intake process at the Denver City Jail. It was not known Tuesday who the victim was.
If convicted, Steckman could face six to 18 months in jail.
Steckman has been placed on administrative assignment — essentially a desk job — since the incident, according to Capt. Frank Gale with the Denver sheriff's office.
"He does not have any interactions with inmates," said Gale.
In another case, a Denver police officer was charged in connection with a serious on-duty car crash in June.
Rocky Mountain News