2008 Newsmakers – Jim Crowley: A career-ending case | AspenTimes.com

2008 Newsmakers – Jim Crowley: A career-ending case

Paul Conrad Aspen Times Weekly

ASPEN ” An 18-year veteran of the Aspen Police Department, Jim Crowley boasted a reputation of being a straight-laced, no-nonsense police officer.

Crowley played an integral part in many of Aspen’s high-profile crime cases, but on Aug. 28, he found himself on the other side of the law.

Crowley, 43, allegedly appeared for his morning shift under the influence of alcohol and was fired the next day. Court papers claim he got behind the wheel of a patrol vehicle on the morning in question.

He currently faces charges of driving under the influence and possession of a weapon while under the influence of alcohol, because he was armed at the time.

The case is pending, and Crowley has yet to enter a plea. He has retained Glenwood Springs attorney Greg Greer, and his arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 15 in Garfield County Court.

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