A 24-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department was arrested under suspicion of tampering with evidence and placed under administrative leave last weekend after a sample of his blood went missing while he was under investigation for driving under the influence.
On Nov. 10 around 1:00 a.m. Officer David Rosenoff was driving his privately-owned vehicle when he was involved in an off-duty, non-injury traffic accident on I-25 north of the city.
“The accident investigation resulted in Officer Rosenoff’s subsequent evaluation for driving while under the influence,” police said in a news release. “Officer Rosenoff was transported to a local hospital where his blood was drawn for evidentiary purposes, as is normal procedure in DUI investigations. After processing at the hospital was completed, he was transported to his home. “
Rosenoff was served summons for several DUI-related charges and released.
“After serving and releasing Officer Rosenoff on the traffic charges, the arresting officer discovered the blood sample missing from his vehicle,” police said. “As a result, a joint investigation conducted by CSPD Major Crimes detectives and the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office was launched.”
On November 11, the day after the traffic accident, investigators arrested Rosenoff on the charge of tampering with evidence, a felony.
Rosenoff was booked into the El Paso County Jail and released shortly after posting bail.
Jesse Paul, Editor-in-Chief