Denver launches hiring review after employee arrested in shooting

Article author: 
Ryan Parker
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
25 February 2014
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

The City and County of Denver is conducting an internal review of its background-check process for new hires after an employee was arrested on suspicion of shooting a man six times during a drive-by shooting.

Damion Baca, 33, an alleged gang member, was a utility worker for Denver Parks and Recreation since 2010 ...

An on-call, then full-time city employee, Baca had numerous background checks run, Green said. But, despite a warrant out for his arrest, and lengthy criminal history, Baca wasn't flagged and continued working general maintenance assignments ...


Denver Parks & Rec worker accused in at least 2 shooting incidents

[...] As a member of the Eastside Oldies 13 gang, he allegedly wielded a handgun and shot at at least two people, two separate times ...