A 23-year Colorado Springs police veteran was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony menacing after an assault during an investigation of a traffic crash, police said.
Sgt. Steven Biscaro was placed on paid administrative leave after a complaint was made following a Dec. 2 crash, police said. He was restricted to desk duty after the complaint, but has been placed on paid administrative leave while 4th Judicial District Office investigates and determines whether it will file charges.
Biscaro, a patrol sergeant in the Stetson Hills subdivision, has been with Colorado Springs police since January 1993. He was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and felony menacing.
“Any time we must arrest an officer, particularly a supervisor, an individual who is entrusted with a higher level of responsibility, it is a sad day for our department and our profession,” Police Chief Peter Carey said in a statement.
Biscaro received a 2014 Medal of Valor award for his actions during a shootout in May that year.