Holmes lawyers seek officer's disciplinary records

AP News
Posted: Jun 23, 2014 8:04 PM

DENVER (AP) — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shootings want to see disciplinary records of a police officer from Aurora, the Denver suburb where the attack took place.

A subpoena, made public Monday, seeks documents from a 2008 internal affairs investigation of officer Joshua Schol. The subpoena says that investigation concluded Schol was untruthful in a police report that is apparently unrelated to the theater shootings.

It wasn't immediately clear why the defense wants the records, but it could be to discredit Schol if he is a witness in the upcoming trial.

James Holmes is charged with murder and attempted murder in the July 20, 2012, theater shootings, which killed 12 people and injured 70. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.