John J. Feyen | Larimer County Sheriff
The criminal investigation into the actions of a former Loveland Police Department officer has concluded.
On May 20, 2023, a handcuffed female was in police custody and spit on LPD Officer Russell Maranto, who then struck her. On May 21, Loveland Police Chief Tim Doran requested that the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office conduct a criminal investigation into the officer’s actions.
The Loveland Police Department terminated Maranto’s employment on May 23. LCSO’s criminal investigation was conducted independently of LPD’s internal review.
After an exhaustive collection of facts and evidence from the incident, probable cause was identified to charge Maranto with Third Degree Assault (M1). Investigators presented the case to the District Attorney’s Office, and on June 15, Maranto was issued a court summons. No further information will be released while this case remains in active prosecution.
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The charges are merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.