Tyler Walker added to 'Brady list' 

click to enlarge The only released photo of Walker. - FILE PHOTO
  • File photo
  • The only released photo of Walker.

Colorado Springs Police Officer Tyler Walker, who gained recent notoriety for videos of him slamming a young woman to the floor of Memorial Hospital's emergency room, has been placed on the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office's list of officers who have honesty issues.

Commonly called the "Brady list" after a court case, the record is an inventory of officers who have been convicted of a felony, convicted of a misdemeanor involving departure from the truth, or have had some situation in which their honesty came into question, says District Attorney Dan May.

The DA Office's list contained 44 names as of this summer, including those of 14 Colorado Springs officers, among them Josh Carrier, who was convicted in 2012 of molesting children, and Sydney Huffman, who pleaded guilty to a felony for filing a false police report alleging domestic violence in efforts to get her ex-boyfriend incarcerated, according to media reports.

Walker slammed Alexis Acker, 18, to the floor on Nov. 21, 2013, after she was arrested and handcuffed for kicking at officers and being drunk. The incident was captured on video and reported by the Independent as part of a cover story, "Full force," July 15.

In May 2014, Acker's attorney, Shimon Kohn, submitted a notice to the city that she planned to file a lawsuit. In July 2014, the Colorado Springs Police Department opened an Internal Affairs investigation of Walker, which concluded earlier this month with a disciplinary action that the department won't reveal.

Acker filed a lawsuit July 28 alleging that Walker's excessive use of force broke one of her teeth and caused lingering headaches and other health problems.

Ironically, Walker's account of what happened in the emergency room was the most accurate portrayal of all officers' accounts. He said he "forcefully threw" her to the floor, whereas his supervisor, Sgt. Mary Walsh, who didn't witness the incident, wrote in her report that he "rolled" her out of a chair and onto the floor. Walsh is now under IA investigation for "whether or not she took the appropriate supervisory action in relation to this incident," police spokesperson Lt. Catherine Buckley has said.

Another officer, Anthony Carey, wrote in his report that Walker "escorted" Acker to the floor. He is not under investigation.

Neither Carey nor Walsh has been placed on the Brady list, a DA's spokesperson says, who didn't comment further.

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