April 24, 2008

Denver Police Department Mum On DNC Security Equipment

Via Colorado Confidential:
In March, Colorado Confidential filed an open records request in an effort to obtain more information about new equipment that the Denver Police Department said it was purchasing in preparation for the event. The request was seeking procurement papers for the equipment, and not information on how such materials would be used.

The department later declined to disclose exactly what the purchases were, saying that revealing the information would be "contrary to the public interest."

Now the mayor's office is speaking on the issue, agreeing with the police that such information could be dangerous.

"It is a valid concern when you're procuring equipment for security needs," says Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, spokeswoman for Mayor John Hickenlooper. "To describe the details of that in advance poses an obvious risk that we're not going subject our community to, nor are we required to do so."
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