Announcement By U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn On The Charging Of Former Westminster Police Officer Curtis Arganbright
Defendant previously sentenced to 90 days by State, now faces up to 10 years in federal prison
DENVER – United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced today that former Westminster Police Officer Curtis Arganbright has been charged with violating a woman’s civil rights by having nonconsensual sex with her while she was in his police custody. Arganbright was convicted by the State of Colorado in 2018 based on the same incident. He ultimately pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and official misconduct and was sentenced to 90 days in county jail. He now faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted of the new federal charge.
The federal investigation was conducted by the Denver Field Office of the FBI. Arganbright was charged by Information in U.S. District Court in Denver. He appeared at today’s hearing and waived his right to indictment. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
The charge contained in the Information is an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.