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Denver Deputy Arrested for Helping Inmate Escape

April 08, 2013  | 

Photo of Deputy Matthew Andrews courtesy of Denver PD.
Photo of Deputy Matthew Andrews courtesy of Denver PD.

Denver police arrested a Denver Sheriff's deputy for allegedly helping a gang inmate escape by providing a police uniform and duty belt in exchange for payment.

Police said deputy Matthew Andrews, a two-year veteran of the agency, gave the gear to Felix Trujillo, 24, after the gang member said he was in danger from other gang members. The deputy later drove Trujillo to the north Denver area where a getaway car was waiting, reports CBS Denver.

A sheriff's spokesman told the Denver Post that Trujillo didn't have a police radio or weapon. Andrews, who has been placed on administrative leave, reportedly confessed to his supervisors and refused to give a statement to Denver PD investigators following his arrest.

It was the first escape from the Downtown Detention Center, which opened in 2010.

Comments (7)

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IndyTrnr4 @ 4/8/2013 6:08 PM

Trafficking hits all of us hard. It makes us all look bad. I hope they put the former officer in general population.

Capt.Crunch @ 4/8/2013 7:18 PM

Administrative leave BS. Matthew, it is time to meet Bubba.

therookie @ 4/8/2013 9:10 PM

I'm a retired Colorado Metro Area L.E.O. That is typical of what has happened in that State. Top Officials don't report James Holmes notebook, Drugs legalized, Jessica's law refused to be voted on, System lets Ebel out, and now this? Colorado Officials running the Denver-Metro Area & State are responsible, PERIOD!!! Are they also on the take? Sure LOOKS like it.

Trigger @ 4/9/2013 4:30 AM

Two maggots,,they both need to be squashed!!

Greg @ 4/9/2013 5:48 AM

A nice jail term with his new best gang buddy. He refused to testify to the Denver PD...well, isn't he really special. Why isn't he in jail vs. admin leave? Phew...Colorado has become the new Kalifornia.

jack @ 4/9/2013 11:28 AM


S.S. @ 4/13/2013 2:08 PM

F*!k this guy. He's no deputy! What a p.o.s. I really hope he gets the maximum sentence. And no segregation keep his dumbass in general population. Let's see how much his new found friends really like him. F**cken a!!hole!!!

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