Aug. 06, 1998 - Ramsey Update #69
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey detective resigns; statement from Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner
Detective Steve Thomas today resigned from the Boulder Police Department. Det. Thomas was one of seven detectives working on the Ramsey investigation. It is with regret that I accept his resignation. His work and effort on the Ramsey case will always be appreciated.
Unfortunately, in his resignation letter, Detective Thomas has chosen to criticize the progress of the Ramsey investigation and the role of the DAs Office. This comes at a critical juncture in the investigation. I am disappointed that Steve felt the need to vent his frustrations in the investigation.
When I took over the Ramsey investigation last October, I acknowledged that this case was extremely complex and that disagreements were to be expected. However, we continue to work closely with the DAs Office on completing assigned tasks. I continue to have confidence in the investigative team, Alex Hunter, and special prosecutor Michael Kane and we are meeting with them on an almost daily basis.
While we continue to pursue investigative tasks in the Ramsey case, I do not plan to assign another detective to the Ramsey team to replace Det. Thomas. Detective Sgt. Wickman, the team leader, has assured me the work load can be handled by the existing team members.
Further comment on Det. Thomas resignation would not be in the best interest of the investigation.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2012 09:40