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Lawyer Warns Denver That It’s Violating Terms of Homeless Encampment Sweeps

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The City of Denver has been violating the terms of a legal settlement over homeless sweeps, according to a prominent civil rights lawyer who worked on that agreement.

“It’s coming from the top that folks have carte blanche to get people out of the public space as fast as possible and by any means necessary,” says Andy McNulty, a lawyer with Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP.

On September 21, McNulty sent a letter to Mayor Michael Hancock, City Attorney Kristin Bronson and all members of Denver City Council charging that violations of the agreement “have increased in severity to the point that it is widely acknowledged among service providers and advocates that the brutality of the tactics being deployed by Denver have not been seen since before the entry of the Lyall settlement agreement….

Conor McCormick-Cavanagh

2022-09-21 12:12:00

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