Former Rocky Ford officer arrested

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The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is sending out this release on behalf of the Rocky Ford Police Department and the Otero County Sheriff's Office.

On August 22, 2023, law enforcement officials from the Rocky Ford Police Department, the Otero County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation arrested George Ibarra, 41, on charges related to incidents that allegedly occurred while he was employed as a Rocky Ford Police officer. The arrest charges are tampering with evidence, official misconduct, and theft.

Mr. Ibarra was booked into the Bent County Sheriff's Office.  His booking photo is unavailable at this time.

Ibarrra is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

George Ibarra in black shirt
George Ibarra (Courtesy: Rocky Ford Police Department)