Pitkin County Responds to Grand Jury Indictments



(Aspen, CO Pitkin County employee, Brian Pawl, indicted recently for reckless endangerment in connection with carbon monoxide deaths in Aspen in 2008, will maintain in his job as Building Plans Examiner and Field Inspector with Pitkin County. Pawl is firmly supported by the County as he continues to conduct his professional duties.   


“The events of that November 2008 night were tragic,” said Board of County Commissioner Chair George Newman. “The Board of County Commissioners extends its deepest sympathies to the Lofgren’s family and friends.”


Mr. Pawl has been employed by Pitkin County for the past 9 years. He is one of a select group of “Master Code Professionals” in the country. Pitkin County will be offering to provide for Mr. Pawl’s legal defense.  The County anticipates working with the City of Aspen to coordinate the legal defense of its indicted employee, retired Building Inspector, Eric Peltonen.


“We expect a fair and just resolution to this matter,” Newman said.

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010