One of four candidates to become police chief in Denver is the subject of an internal affairs investigation that involves a confrontation with a motorist last year, says the Rocky Mountain News. Commander Brian Gallagher was accused of threatening to shoot a motorist if the man didn’t pull over. Gallagher told investigators he felt threatened and thought the man was going to run him over.
Gallagher is competing with Acting Chief Gerry Whitman, Commander Rudy Sandoval, and Captain John Lamb for the department’s top job. Whitman, the department’s chief for 3 ½ years, was asked by new Mayor John Hickenlooper to stay in an acting capacity while the mayor considered whether to keep him or make a change.