Fired Aurora officer who was reinstated has troubled history
AURORA, Colo. -- A FOX31 Problem Solvers investigation discovered Aurora Police Department employee Charles DeShazer has been accused of racism before. In fact, the Problem Solvers have learned the city of Aurora settled a lawsuit for a $175,000 in 2008 because of DeShazer's conduct in 2006. He is now returning to APD under a cloud of controversy. FOX31 first reported on Tuesday that the 53-year-old police veteran won his appeal to be reinstated by the department despite being caught on a body camera in June 2017 referring to African Americans as "Alabama Porch Monkeys."