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Englewood mayor won’t answer questions about police shooting

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Mayor Othoniel Sierra says a gag order is preventing him from commenting on the case. A First Amendment attorney says that’s not true.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — It’s been more than a week since a man died as Englewood police officers were shooting into a house on July 24.

Police say a man inside the house shot at them, but the department won’t say who shot and killed the other person in the home. The man accused of firing the shots, 29-year-old Phillip Blankenship, was arrested. His brother, 22-year-old Matthew Mitchell, was killed.

The city’s mayor, Othoniel Sierra, still will not talk about the case. He’s citing a gag order, but a First Amendment attorney says…

2022-08-01 22:58:21

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