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Aurora Officer Who Killed Unarmed Parolee Back At Work

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - An Aurora police officer who shot and killed an unarmed parolee last March is back on the job.

Police said in a statement Wednesday that officer Paul Jerothe has been placed on desk duty.

Prosecutors and Aurora police's internal affairs section are both still reviewing the shooting.

Jerothe fatally shot 37-year-old Naeschylus Vinzant on March 6 as officers tried to arrest the parolee, who had removed a state Department of Corrections ankle monitor.

Naeschylus Vinzant
Naeschylus Vinzant (credit: Aurora Police Department)

Jerothe is a member of the city's SWAT team who has been honored for helping save lives during the Colorado theater shooting.

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