Five of seven prosecutors return after DA’s ouster |

Five of seven prosecutors return after DA’s ouster

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Five of seven prosecutors who resigned from the 9th Judicial District’s district attorney’s office were back at work Friday, including Martin Beeson, who last month was elected to replace his former boss.Beeson and his four new deputy prosecutors took their oath of office Friday morning.Most who resigned cited the management style of Colleen Truden, a former municipal judge, who said people didn’t like her strictness.Those returning to the DA’s office, which covers sprawls across Pitkin, Garfield and Rio Blanco counties are: Jeff Cheney, Gail Nichols, Tony Hershey and Katherine Steers.Truden lost her recall election on Dec. 13, becoming the first district attorney in Colorado history to be ousted from office by voters.Beeson beat write-in candidate Chip McCrory to replace Truden.

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