COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Colorado Springs Police Department has launched an internal affairs investigation after a comment was published on KRDO's Facebook page calling for protesters to be killed.
A small group gathered outside the Colorado Springs Administration Building on Tuesday, calling on Mayor John Suthers and Police Chief Vince Niski to address the investigation and the alleged officer who made the comment.
Protesters plan to gather outside the city administration building again Wednesday and Thursday morning if the mayor and chief do not issue an update on where the investigation stands, when it'll be finished and if the officer will be terminated.
Natashia Kerr, Senior Public Communications Specialist for the police department said Tuesday the incident is still in the investigative and review process through the chain of command.
CSPD sent us this statement Tuesday morning.
"We have heard from community members about their concerns, their demands for termination if it is found that one of our officers made that statement, and wants for immediate action. We are committed to ensuring a thorough investigation is completed to: one, determine if it is an officer who in fact made those comments, and two, to make certain our command staff can have every single applicable fact when determining warranted discipline. Sometimes this takes time, but we owe it to our community to make sure these investigations are done correctly."
KRDO is not publishing the name of the accused officer until we verify the account profile.
CSPD responded to requests from KRDO and provided updates last week regarding this same topic, explaining that they have addressed this issue did immediately act when this was brought to their attention.