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4th Judicial DA requests special prosecutor to investigate complaint against El Paso Co. Sheriff candidate

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office has received a formal complaint against El Paso Co. Sheriff candidate, Joe Roybal.

In February, Dragonman's Gun Range posted a video on Facebook showing El Paso County Sheriff candidate Joe Roybal collecting signatures. In the video, Roybal is seen with the owner of the shop who is offering a $5 discount at the range if people sign Roybal's petition.

After KRDO's story Wednesday, the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office said it was reviewing the video in question.

On June 30, 2022, the District Attorney's Office received a formal complaint regarding Roybal's collection of signatures connected to the February incident.

According to a press release, District Attorney Michael Allen has requested that District Attorney Jeff Chostner of the 10th Judicial District take on this case as a special prosecutor. Chostner has agreed to that request.

The DA's office says all materials received regarding this matter have been turned over to Chostner's office.

C.R.S 20-1-107(2) gives Colorado District Attorneys statutory authority to request a special prosecutor in circumstances such as this.

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