Lying Denver police officer is fired for ‘chasing a 300 mph SUV without sirens, filing a false report when it crashed, and using WHITE OUT to try to cover up damage to his patrol car’
- Agent Nicholas Mauro lied in his report on the November 2019 incident
- Not only did he manage to turn on his bodycam, but he also reported when the car he chased crashed at 99mph at a homeowner’s garage, officials say
- Mauro was then tired of hiding the damage to his own patrol car by using whiteout
- The former police officer cited speeds of 99 miles per hour behind an SUV with a broken taillight
- He would not have used his lights or siren and was concerned about ‘repercussions’
A Denver police officer has been fired after ‘an extraordinary series of bad decisions’ after several lies surrounding a high-speed chase.
Agent Nicholas Mauro is said to have covered up the November 2019 unauthorized incident by lying about it in a report.
Not only did he manage to turn on his bodycam, but he also reported when the car he was chasing crashed in a homeowner’s garage, officials say. Mauro was then tired of hiding the damage to his own patrol car by using whiteout.
A letter ending his employment said he had “violated public confidence so severely that the only appropriate sanction for this rule violation is termination.”
Agent Nicholas Mauro lied in his report on the November 2019 incident (stock image)
The letter adds, “Agent Mauro said he panicked and was scared knowing the consequences of what had happened.”
Officers Aldo Salayandia has also received a 22 day unpaid suspension after participating in the pursuit, The Denver Post reports.
Mauro had reached speeds of 99 mph behind an SUV with a broken taillight. It is not said that he used his lights or siren during the chase.
Then he called Salayandia for help, and the two followed the vehicle until it bumped into an innocent homeowner’s garage door.
After discovering the SUV was empty, Mauro tried to turn off the vehicle’s engine, but instead drove down the driveway and hit his patrol car.
Mauro would then have told the homeowner to report the accident online, rather than following the rules and reporting it himself.
He then claimed to have found the SUV on another block, which was already damaged before using the whiteout to try to cover up the damage to his car.
Denver Public Safety Assistant Director Mary Dulacki said, “The entirety of these actions and decisions is terrible.”