City manager no longer overseeing investigation into police department |

City manager no longer overseeing investigation into police department

Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae

— Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark is no longer overseeing the investigation into allegations against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle.

According to a news release, Anne Small, the city’s director of general services, is now overseeing the investigation. Small negotiated the contract to hire the current investigator, Kathy Nuanes.

Nuanes began working in law enforcement in 1983 as a patrol officer. Most recently, she served as patrol watch commander and an administrative commander with the Arvada Police Department. She left active police service in 2014.

According to the city, Nuanes was recommended by Ron Sloan, director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. The investigation has started, and Nuanes has begun interviewing various people.

In an email distributed throughout the community, former detective Dave Kleiber made numerous accusations against Rae and DelValle. Hinsvark is also mentioned in the letter.

Rae and DelValle have since been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation takes place. In his letter, Kleiber provided a list of people who could verify his claims.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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