The 'chief' nabbed by photo radar is Whitman

By Lou Kilzer, Rocky Mountain News
April 20, 2006

The anonymous police "chief" who showed up in a police monitor's report as having been nabbed by photo radar has been unmasked.

He is none other that the real chief - Gerry Whitman.

When the term "chief" turned up as one of more than 20 officers who had received discipline for certain misdeeds in the first three months of 2005, police monitor Richard Rosenthal said it could be any one of half a dozen or so possible suspects who have the word "chief" in their titles.

Rosenthal pleaded that he didn't know if it was really Whitman himself.

But it was.

Safety Manager Al LaCabe said Wednesday that he was the official who gave Whitman an "oral reprimand" for driving 10 mph over the speed limit in March 2005.

Except, in this case, the oral reprimand was given in writing, LaCabe said.

Exactly where the chief got busted by the often-unpopular photo radar wasn't clear.

Whitman was unavailable for comment. or 303-892-2644

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