Youth detention officer accused of arranging fight
DENVER (AP) – A Denver youth detention center officer is accused of encouraging a fight between two juveniles there.
Thirty-five-year-old William Pride is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and official oppression. Prosecutors allege Pride brought one juvenile from a pod at the Gilliam Youth Service Center to another juvenile’s room to assault him. Court records in the case are sealed.
Pride is free on a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to be formally advised of the charges June 1. His lawyer Kevin McGreevy didn’t immediately return a phone message seeking comment Wednesday.
Colorado Department of Human Services spokeswoman Liz McDonough says Pride is on paid leave pending the outcome of the case. She says he was hired in 2005.
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