“Early Wednesday morning, city crews were at Denver’s Civic Center Park, clearing out a camp near the Colorado State Capitol.
Denver Police officers were on scene to assist with the execution of a public health order, according to Denver Police Department (DPD) Public Information Officer Sonny Jackson.
Sky9 and a 9NEWS photographer saw crews at the park around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
“The current state of Lincoln Park presents significant public and environmental health risks due to ongoing unsafe and unhealthy conditions,” Ann Cecchie-Williams with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment told 9NEWS. “As the stewards of public health in Denver, Denver Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) is responsible for responding to community concerns about the serious issues present in the park, including issues that could impact the general public beyond those living outdoors.”
Last week, Denver Park Rangers and outreach workers engaged those in the park to warn them of an upcoming temporary closure and offer connections to services, shelter and transportation, Cecchie-Williams said.”
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Cote, Richard. Channel 9 News. 29 July 2020.