On April 10, 2014, members of the Lakewood Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team observed a 49 year old female, known to engage in prostitution, enter into a vehicle in the area of W Colfax Ave and Ingalls Street. The vehicle left the area and drove a short distance into the city of Denver. Upon further observations by the officers, the vehicle was stopped and the occupants were contacted.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Denver Police Officer Michael Ryan. Ryan was not on duty at the time of the contact. The female was questioned and identified as well. She has not yet been charged in the case. As a result of interviewing both parties, Lakewood agents believed that Ryan had solicited the female for prostitution related activity.
Today Lakewood detectives met with Ryan and issued him a summons for charges of soliciting a prostitute, as well as patronizing a prostitute. Ryan will have to appear in Lakewood Municipal Court court at a later date. The status of the case remains as an open pending investigation. Because Ryan was issued a summons, there is no mug shot available.
Posted on: Thursday, April 17, 2014