Cop Watch

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Ex-Denver officer arrested

A former Denver police officer fired for being unfit for duty was arrested for telling Westminster police he was still a cop so he could ride along with them.

Andrew Raiser, who was fired Sept. 9 and then appealed the decision, planned to apply for a job with Westminster, said investigator Stephanie Topkoff, Westminster spokeswoman.

"An anonymous caller called dispatcher who told us (Raiser) was not a police officer and that he had a restraining order filed against him for (Denver Police Chief Gerry) Whitman," she said.

In August, Whitman got a restraining order against Raiser, who he alleges threatened to kill him, his family and other officers.